At least 15 people have been killed after an “active shooter” opened fire at a primary school in Texas.
Robb Elementary School was placed on lockdown at around 11.45am after gunshots were heard in Uvalde, United States, according to officials.
The attacker allegedly fired at the school after exchanging gunfire with border patrol agents and barricading himself inside the building.
Governor Greg Abbott said 14 students and one schoolteacher are dead and more than a dozen have been injured in the horrifying incident
The suspect is believed to be high school student Salvador Ramos who allegedly shot a teacher and his grandmother, according to the publication.It is believed that he was armed with a handgun and possibly a rifle.
Multiple sources have since claimed that the suspect, aged 18, was killed by responding officers.
It comes after the school reported that there was an “active shooter” in the area.
Uvalde Memorial Hospital confirmed that two children were brought in dead on arrival and several more were being treated.
A 45-year-old was also hospitalised after being grazed by a bullet.
Governor Greg Abbott said: “At least 14 students were killed and one teacher is dead after an active shooter incident at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday.”
A police bus used for “mass casualty” events was seen arriving at the Uvalde Memorial Hospital where two children were confirmed dead and several others, including at least one adult, are being treated for injuries.
A child and a woman are said to be receiving treatment at the University Health in San Antonio.
The hospital said that the 66-year-old woman is in critical condition while the child’s current condition is unknown.
Robb Elementary School is located around 60 miles east of the Mexico border and around 80 miles west of San Antonio.
The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District confirmed that a shooter was at Robb Elementary School and asked people to avoid the area.