BREAKING NEWS: [UPDATED] Active Shooter at a Texas Elementary School
UPDATE #1 Uvalde Memorial Hospital confirmed to ABC News that two children had died from presumed gunshot injuries in the incident.
UPDATE #2 Additionally, 13 students were being treated in the hospital's emergency department in the wake of the incident, the hospital said. Two patients were transferred to San Antonio for treatment, while a third was pending transfer, the hospital said. A 45-year-old was also hospitalized after getting grazed by a bullet, the hospital said.
UPDATE #3 The shooting itself did not occur on campus, but was exceptionally nearby.
Multiple children and adults were transported to a local hospital in Uvalde today after an immensely scary situation. Uvalde Police Department sent out an update Tuesday, May 24 at 1:06 p.m. informing residents a shooter was apprehended at a local elementary school.
ROBB ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
This is one of the scariest moments for parents, it's something we carry in the back of our minds. The incident occurred at Robb Elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.
Full details have yet to be released, although Uvalde Memorial Hospital confirmed in a Facebook post, that several students were being treated in their emergency room.
University Health confirmed on Twitter that University Hospital received a child and an adult from the school. “They are currently being evaluated so we don’t have a condition to release at this time,” the tweet said.
SCHOOL DISTRICT TWEETS UPDATES
By 12:17 p.m. Ulvade CISD sent a tweet, "There is an active shooter at Robb Elementary. Law enforcement is on site. Your cooperation is needed at this time by not visiting the campus. As soon as more information is gathered it will be shared." They also added, "The rest of the district is under a Secure Status."
The San Antonio Police Department has sent resources to the school and is standing by to assist as further needed, Police Chief William McManus said.
We will continue to update as more details are released.