At least 2 dead in Texas elementary school shooting, suspect in police custody


Two people have died and more than a dozen children are hospitalized after a shooting at a Texas elementary school, hospital officials said Tuesday. Police say the suspected shooter is in custody.

Thirteen children were taken by ambulance or bus to Uvalde Memorial Hospital after an active shooter was reported at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, about 135 miles west of San Antonio.

The children’s health is unclear, as is whether the dead are included in this tally.

Another hospital, San Antonio University Hospital, said a 66-year-old woman was in critical condition.

The shooter was taken into custody shortly after 1 p.m. local time (2 p.m. ET), the Uvalde Police Department said.

Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas is evacuated by law enforcement after a shooting Tuesday. (Marco Bello/Reuters)

The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District said an active shooter was reported at Robb Elementary School, which has just under 600 students. Earlier, the district said all schools in the district were locked due to gunfire in the area.

School and city officials did not immediately return messages seeking comment.

On Tuesday, police respond to a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. (Dario Lopez-Mills/Associated Press)