Source: CNN(CNN)An 18-year-old gunman on Tuesday fatally shot 18 children and an adult at a Texas elementary school before he was killed by law enforcement officers, officials said.
The shooter -- identified by Texas officials as Salvador Ramos, of Uvalde -- also shot his grandmother before going to the school, three law enforcement sources told CNN. State Sen. Roland Gutierrez told CNN the grandmother was airlifted to San Antonio and "is still holding on," according to information he was given by the Texas Rangers.
The gunman is believed to have acted alone, Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Police Chief Pete Arredondo said.
The shooting was the deadliest at an elementary school since the Sandy Hook massacre in Connecticut in 2012 that left 26 people dead, including 20 children between 6 and 7 years old.
Reading this story of yet another school shooting really ticks me off. What ticks me off even more is the likelihood that partisan politicians will not solve this problem. You'll have one side wanting to ban all guns and another side just wanting to allow guns with little to no restrictions.
- Is there a way to stop school shootings? Can it happen without banning guns?