The taking pictures started to unfold at 11.30 am on Tuesday when Salvador Ramos stormed into Robb Elementary School in Uvalde armed with a handgun and a semi-automatic assault rifle that he legally bought shortly after his 18th birthday.
Ramos locked himself in a classroom the place he stayed for as much as an hour till police ultimately broke into the room and shot the gunman useless, Texas officers revealed.
Amerie Jo Garza, a ten-year-old lady who was contained in the classroom tried to name 911 for assist however was killed earlier than she might be related to the police.
Her grandmother Berlinda Irene Arreola stated the gunman advised the children, “You are going to die,” earlier than firing.
“She died a hero trying to get help for her and her fellow classmates”, she said.
Lieutenant Chris Olivarez, from the Texas Department of Public Safety, said Ramos “barricaded himself by locking the door and just started shooting children and teachers that were inside that classroom”.
Olivarez confirmed all victims were from the same classroom.
“Just goes to indicate you the entire evil from this shooter,” he added.
Among the confirmed victims had been 19 pupils aged between eight to 11 and two academics.
Another 15 children and 4 adults had been wounded in the assault, hospital officers stated.
Uvalde is a small city of 16,000 folks in Texas, with the Mexican border simply 54 miles away and a largely Hispanic inhabitants.
The massacre is the worst school taking pictures in the United States for the reason that Sandy Hook slaughter in Connecticut in 2012, which left 26 youngsters useless.