On Tuesday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced that 19 students and 2 teachers were killed in a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
18-year-old Salvador Ramos opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday and also shot his grandmother in the face. Senator Roland Gutierrez said the grandmother is still alive but in critical condition.
Abbott said the shooter was killed by a responding agent.
New details emerged that the deranged shooter was shot and killed by an off-duty Customs and Border Protection agent from an elite tactical unit (BORTAC) who immediately responded to a law enforcement request and rushed into the school, DHS’ assistant secretary of public affairs, Marsha Espinosa, confirmed on Twitter.
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“U.S. Border Patrol Agents responded to a law enforcement request for assistance re an active shooter situation inside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. Upon entering the building, Agents & other law enforcement officers faced gunfire from the subject, who was barricaded inside,” Espinosa tweeted.
According to multiple reports, the border agent ran into the school while the shooter was still active. The brave agent began exchanging rounds with the shooter, who was barricaded inside a fourth-grade classroom, New York Post reported.
Law enforcement confirmed that the agent was injured during the exchange of gunfire, but he managed to “eliminate the threat.”
“At least one Border Patrol Agent was wounded by the shooter during the exchange of gunfire. On-and-off duty Border Patrol Agents arrived on the scene to assist with transferring students safely to their families and providing medical support,” Espinosa added.
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