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Police have arrested a person of interest in the mass shooting at a 4th of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois on Monday.

At least 6 people are confirmed dead and over 2 dozen injured by gunfire in the Chicago suburb on Monday.

A 21-year-old man, who goes by the stage name "Awake the Rapper," was arrested Monday as a person of interest in the mass shooting.

The suspect opened fire with an assault rifle from the roof of a store. After the shooting he dropped the rifle at the scene. Within hours, police released his name along with a description of his vehicle and license plate.

The suspect, identified on IMDB.com as the "six foot Hip hop phenom," is best known for his 2016 rap track "By the Pond" featuring Atlas.

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On Oct. 15, 2021 Awake the Rapper released a video titled "Are You Awake." The video includes drawings of a man aiming a rifle. The lyrics suggest he was planning a life-altering event that he had no power to stop.

"Like a sleepwalker, I am unable to stop and think," he says in the video.

"My actions will be valiant and my thought is unnecessary. I know what I have to do, I know what's in it, not only for me, but for everyone else.

"There is no past or future, just the now. It is more abstract than I can ever imagine. I can feel the atmosphere pushing me in. It's unstoppable, like a wave pulling me under, I can't breathe without it.

"I need to leave now, I need to just do it. It is my destiny, everything has led up to this," Crimo says. "Nothing can stop me, not even myself. Is there such thing as free will, or has this been planned out, like a cosmic recipe?"

The suspect is the son of Bob Crimo, owner of Bob's Pantry & Deli in Highland Park, according to his Facebook account. The father ran for Highland Park mayor in 2020 but lost.
 

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Three people are confirmed dead and 11 wounded after at least 2 gunmen fired into a crowd on South Street in Philadelphia on Saturday night.

The deceased were identified as Gregory Jackson, 34; Alexis Quinn, 27; and 22-year-old Kris Minners, according to Philadelphia Police Department Commissioner Danielle Outlaw.

The 11 wounded victims range in age from 17 to 43. They are listed in stable to critical condition. Officials believe the shooting was sparked by an earlier confrontation with one of the men who died.

"Once again, we see lives senselessly lost and those injured in yet another horrendous, brazen and despicable act of gun violence," Mayor Jim Kenney wrote in a statement Sunday morning. "My heart is with the family, friends, loved ones of those lost or injured, and with everyone impacted by this terrible tragedy."

South Street is a highly trafficked area with a dense mix of restaurants, bars and stores.

Outlaw said extra officers were assigned to the area to control larger-than-average crowds due to "several events going on in the city at one time."

"There were hundreds of individuals just enjoying South Street, as they do every weekend, when this shooting broke out," Philadelphia Police Inspector D. F. Pace said.

An officer shot at one of the fleeing gunmen but missed, Pace said.

The weekend shootings left residents outraged and pleading with officials to bring back the controversial stop-and-frisk policy that helps to remove illegal guns from the streets.

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The Pittsburgh City Council held a meeting on the stop-and-frisk policy last week, before this weekend's bloodshed in Philly.

The bill was proposed in January and has been discussed for months, CBS News reported.

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Stop-and-frisk encounters are increasing in New York City under Mayor Eric Adams.

The NYPD has been accused of under reporting the rate that cops stop-and-frisk suspicious individuals.

Guns are illegal in New York City but the rate of gun violence continues to rise.




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Tulsa police have identified two doctors and two patients killed by a gunman who stormed an orthopedic clinic at St Francis Hospital in Tulsa, OK, on Wednesday.

The victims are identified as Dr. Preston Phillips, Dr. Stephanie Hussein, Amanda Green and William Love.

The victims were killed in an orthopedic clinic on the second floor of the Natalie Building around 2 p.m.

Authorities say the gunman went to the hospital with the intention of killing the doctor and "anyone who got in his way."

He reportedly told people to clear out of the clinic before the shooting began. Then he turned the gun on himself.

Dr. Phillips is a Harvard-educated orthopedic surgeon who performed back surgery on Lewis on May 19.

The 35-year-old gunman was upset because he continued to have back pain after the surgery. He repeatedly called the clinic complaining of back pain. He also complained of chronic back pain during an appointment with Dr. Phillips on May 31.

He returned to the clinic on June 1 with an assault rifle that he purchased that same day. A passerby said the gunman asked for Dr. Phillips by name.

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The gunman who stormed a Tulsa, Oklahoma medical center on Wednesday, June 1, was searching for a "Dr. Phillips," according to witnesses.

The shooting occurred in an orthopedic clinic on the second floor of the Natalie Building at St Francis Hospital.

Four people were killed, before the gunman turned the gun on himself.

The unidentified Black gunman, who is 35, allegedly told people to clear out of the clinic and that he was looking for a "Dr. Phillips" before he began shooting.

The shooter was armed with a handgun and an assault rifle that was purchased earlier that day, police say.

Officers responded to the scene within minutes and immediately ran toward the sound of the gunfire on the second floor.

"The officers that did arrive were hearing shots in the building, and that's what directed them to the second floor," Deputy Chief Eric Dalgleish said at a press conference on Wednesday.

Investigators are still working to identify the shooter. They said the shooting was not random.

"This wasn't an individual who just decided he wanted to go find a hospital full of random people. He deliberately made a choice to come here and his actions were deliberate," Dalgleish said.

Authorities served a search warrant for explosives at a residence in Muskogee, but no explosives were found in the house.

The mass shooting comes eight days after an 18-year-old armed with an assault rifle killed 19 children and 2 teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

The Uvalde Police Department was heavily criticized for waiting in a hallway for over an hour while children bled to death in a classroom.

The police department has stopped cooperating with a federal investigation into their cowardly actions.

The school will be torn down and rebuilt in a different location after children expressed fears of returning to the building where their schoolmates died.

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A Florida sheriff has published the mugshots of juvenile offenders, including a 10-year-old boy who threatened to shoot up his school.

Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno ordered his deputies to perp walk the 10-year-old boy in front of cameras on Saturday, May 28.

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The boy's pictures appeared in the NY Post and London's DailyMail.com. But some American media outlets complied with a law that protects juveniles under 18 who commit crimes.

Sheriff Marceno said publicly disgracing children (and their parents) will scare them straight.

"While I understand the boy is 10 years old, his brain's not fully developed, he's a juvenile, I have to tell you: When a 10-year-old presses a trigger, the aftermath is the same regardless of the age."

"We have a ten-year-old, a fifth-grader, that sends text messages that circulate. Pictures of wads of money. Pictures of rifles and written threats after that," Marceno said in an interview Tuesday with DailyMail.com.

Marceno said a "fake threat" can lead to "real consequences," and he will continue to release juvenile mugshots to the public because it teaches that committing an "adult felony" results in adult consequences.

The same day that the 10-year-old's mugshot and video were released, Corey Anderson, 18, from Hillsborough County, Florida, was charged with a felony after he posted a photo of a rifle, handgun and tactical vest online and captioned the image: "Hey Siri, directions to the nearest school".

The threats occurred after a teenager killed 21 people, including 19 children, at an elementary school in Texas on May 24.

Merceno defended releasing mugshots of juvenile offenders.

"If a 10-year-old, 12-year-old, 18-year-old presses the trigger, the aftermath is the same," he said. "As a sheriff I have to make certain that we leave no stone unturned and do everything possible to protect our children."

He added: "Doesn't matter who it is, you commit a felony, you write a threat to commit a mass shooting in a school - the mugshot, the picture, it's all going up there because the days of people trying to protect or hide are done."

Officials in other jurisdictions take a more traditional approach with juvenile offenders.

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In New Orleans, Louisiana, officials have refused media requests to release the mugshots of four Black teenagers who dragged 73-year-old Linda Frickey to her death while stealing her car.

The four suspects - 17-year-old John Honore, 15-year-old Lenyra Theophile, 15-year-old Marquel Curtis, and 15-year-old Briniyah Baker - are charged with second-degree murder and will be tried as adults.

They are being held on $1 million bail each and they face life in prison if convicted.

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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has introduced a bill banning all handgun sales in Canada just days after mass shootings rocked America.

Trudeau is pictured with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris in Washington, DC on Nov. 18, 2021.

When Trudeau's new bill is enacted this fall it will be illegal to sell, trade, transport, or import handguns in Canada.

Canada already has legislation in place to halt the sales of all military-style rifles including AR-15 assault rifles.

The legislation will also allow authorities to seize firearms owned by people involved in domestic violence incidents.

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Canada plans to offer a mandatory gun buyback program beginning at the end of 2022.

These measures are being taken in Canada after two troubled teenagers fatally shot 31 innocent Americans in two states. Their weapons of choice were assault rifles.

At least 39 people were killed over the Memorial Day holiday weekend in America.

House Democrats will take up gun violence legislation this week. The U.S. Supreme Court will also hear gun rights cases.

19 children and their two teachers were killed in a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on May 24. The federal government is considering razing the school and building a more secure structure at another location.

And on May 14, a gunman shot and killed 10 shoppers at a supermarket in Buffalo, NY. The teenage shooter expressed white supremacist views online and specifically targeted minorities.

Vice President Harris spoke at the funeral for 86-year-old Ruth Whitfield, the last Tops supermarket victim to be laid to rest on Saturday.

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Harris said there is an "epidemic of hate" in America. She called for a ban on assault rifles, which she referred to as "a weapon of war".

"I do believe that our nation right now is experiencing an epidemic of hate," Harris said.

Later she told reporters, "An assault weapon is a weapon of war, with no place, no place in a civil society."

American voters say Harris should be the first woman president if she convinces lawmakers to ban assault rifles, which serve no useful purpose other than to enrich greedy gun dealers.




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A Texas top cop broke down in tears as he explained why 19 Uvalde police officers didn't storm a classroom where a gunman killed 19 children and 2 teachers on Tuesday.

Texas' Director of Public Safety Col. Steven McCraw sobbed as he admitted 19 cops were in a hallway outside a classroom at Robb Elementary.

He said Uvalde's Chief of School District Police Department Pete Arredondo told the cops not to storm the classroom because he thought everyone inside was dead.

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At least two children and an adult called 911 pleading for help. But 19 cops stood outside and did nothing, as gunshots rang out inside.

The gunman fired more than 100 rounds within seconds of walking into room 112 at 11:34 a.m. Police did not enter the room until 12:50 p.m. 38 people were shot in classroom 112 and the adjoining room 111.
 
RELATED: Texas cop says police didn’t go into school because they could have been shot
 
"It was clearly the wrong decision," said McCraw. "The incident commander thought at that time there was no more children at risk. Obviously there were children that were at risk," he said.

"With the benefit of hindsight, from where I am sitting now - of course it was not the right decision. It was the wrong decision. There is no excuse," McCraw said.

Chief Arredondo, a former 911 dispatcher, thought the gunman was shooting at the door, not at kids.

Doctors say the delay in emergency response cost many children their lives because they bled out while waiting for medical attention.
 
RELATED: Police ran into elementary school to rescue their own children
 
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott expressed outrage that he was "misled" by the Uvalde police.

"I was on this very stage two days ago and I was telling the public information that had been told to me," he said on Friday. "As everybody has learned, the information that I was given turned out in part to be inaccurate. And I'm absolutely livid about that."

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Federal authorities were "flabbergasted at the amateurish communications coming from Texas," said a federal source who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Rapper Iggy Azalea tweeted: "I'm so perplexed at the police saying they didn’t enter a school with an active shooter inside it because "they didn't believe any children were at risk" Man with gun + school filled with children = RISK it’s an easy calculation to make."

Uvalde police officers rushed into the school to save their own children while parents were tasered and restrained outside.

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Texas Rep. Ronny Jackson (right) said rap music, video games and social media are to blame for school shootings.

Jackson called for compromise between the two political parties in Congress in the aftermath of the deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

"We need God, family and community back in our lives," Jackson said on "Fox & Friends" Wednesday.

Jackson blamed rap music and pop culture for the breakdown in family values that leads to mental health disorders and gun violence.

"We have to embrace the moral decline in this country... Our kids are exposed to a lot of stuff that's harmful to them with video games, these violent video games... Some of the rap music they listen to is not healthy. We need to address this kind of stuff."

Jackson urged lawmakers to focus on gun safety and to put God back in the classroom.

"We have shootings all the time and they're all unfortunate," he said. "I wish none of them happened. But when you see something like this, it's extra horrific. And I think that this will allow me to talk to my colleagues on the other side of the aisle and say, look, you know, I'm a staunch defender of the Second Amendment and I'm going to remain that way."

21 lives were lost when a crazed gunman barged into an elementary school armed with an assault rifle that he legally purchased on his 18th birthday.

Still, Rep. Jackson said he will not back down on the Second Amendment and the rights to own and bear arms.

"Taking firearms away from law-abiding citizens is not the answer," he said. "That just leaves all the criminals with the weapons, and the law-abiding citizens with nothing to defend themselves with."

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Doctors say the cowardly actions of police officers in Uvalde, Texas resulted in injured children dying from their wounds due to delayed medical attention.

Other law enforcement officers slammed the "disgusting" actions of Uvalde police who tackled and tasered desperate parents who tried to rush inside Robb Elementary School to save their children on Tuesday morning.

Texas DPT Lt Chris Olivarez claimed the officers who arrived and heard gunshots inside the school stayed outside because they didn't want to be shot.

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Olivarez made the shocking statement during an appearance on CNN Thursday night.

CNN's Wolf Blitzer challenged Olivarez's statement.

"Don't current best practices, Lieutenant, call for officers to disable a shooter as quickly as possible, regardless of how many officers are actually on site?" Blitzer asked.

The cop replied: "In the active shooter situation, you want to stop the killing, you want to preserve life. But also one thing that, of course, the American people need to understand is that officers are making entry into this building. They do not know where the gunman is. They are hearing gunshots. They are receiving gunshots."

He then claimed credit for locking the killer inside the classroom with dead and injured children - a move Olivarez says saved more lives.

Police initially said the gunman barricaded himself inside the classroom.

"At that point, if they proceeded any further not knowing where the suspect was at, they could’ve been shot, they could've been killed, and at that point that gunman would have had an opportunity to kill other people inside that school," Olivarez said.

"So they were able to contain that gunman inside that classroom so that he was not able to go to any other portions of the school to commit any other killings," Lt. Olivarez said.

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Medics remained outside the school for an hour while waiting for SWAT officers to arrive. They said they could hear gunshots and screams inside the school.

An elite Border Patrol agent who was driving by at the time, rushed into the school without waiting for backup and terminated the threat.

Doctors say the leading cause of death in gunshot wound victims is bleeding out if they do not receive medical attention.

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"You can't wait until patients go to a trauma center, you have to act quickly," said Dr. Ronald Stewart, the senior trauma surgeon at the University Hospital in San Antonio.

Since the Columbine shooting in 1999, officers across the nation have been advised not to wait for backup and to rush into the school toward the sound of gunfire to save lives.

Instructions from the Texas Police Chiefs Association says: "The first two to five responding officers should form a single team and enter the structure."

However, the Uvalde police didn't get that memo.

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Donations poured in to two fundraisers for the four children of Joe and Irma Garcia who died within 48 hours of each other.

$2.5 million was raised for the children of Irma Garcia, one of two teachers killed by an 18-year-old gunman at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday, May 24.

Irma was killed alongside her co-teacher Eva Mireles, 44, and 19 of their students by a crazed gunman who was then shot dead by an elite Border Patrol agent.

Garcia's husband, Joe Garcia died within hours of placing a bouquet of roses at a memorial for his wife and the other victims.

KHOU aired video that shows Joe, 48, and his four children - Cristian, 23; Jose, 19; Lyliana, 16; and Alysandra, 12 - visiting a memorial to his wife and their mother on Thursday. Two hours later, Joe died of a "broken heart," according to his family members.

On Thursday evening three of the four Garcia children sobbed at a mass for their parents, as the town gathered to pay tribute.

Father Eduardo Morales blessed the three siblings who attended the service and told them: "We are your family. Your mother and father will always find a way to take care of you."

The couple were high school sweethearts who were married for 24 years. Joe was a teacher, while Irma was a fourth grade teacher at Robb Elementary for 24 years.

Two GoFundMe pages set up to help the Garcia children had collected more than $2.5 million in donations by Thursday night.

Parents of the deceased students are outraged by officers who stood around for an hour while the gunman shot 38 people inside the school.

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The husband of Irma Garcia, a fourth grade teacher who was killed in the Texas school massacre, has died, according to family members.

A gunman barged into a fourth grade classroom at Robb Elementary and barricaded himself inside.

After announcing "You're all going to die," the gunman shot 32 people in 2 adjoining classrooms.

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Irma, left, was found dead on top of one of her students. She worked at Robb Elementary School for 23 years. Her co-teacher, Eva Mireles, 44 (right), was also killed, along with 19 of their students. 17 people were injured in the shooting.

Joe Garcia died Thursday morning, as the result of a "medical emergency," according to a GoFundMe page set up by Irma's cousin Debra Garcia Austin.

"I truly believe Joe died of a broken heart and losing the love of his life of more than 30 years was too much to bear," Austin wrote.

"EXTREMELY heartbreaking and come with deep sorrow to say that my Tia Irma's husband Joe Garcia has passed away due to grief," Garcia's nephew tweeted on Thursday. "[I] truly am at a loss for words for how we are all feeling."

Irma and Joe were married 24 years and shared four children, according to Irma's bio on the Uvalde school district’s website.

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More details are emerging about the deadly school shooting in Texas that claimed 21 lives and left 17 injured.

Numerous news outlets report that an elite Border Patrol agent rushed inside the school - without waiting for backup - and exchanged gunfire with the gunman before killing him.

But some parents are disputing that version of events.

Parents now say police officers ran into Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, to rescue their own children while the gunman was barricaded inside a classroom.

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Angry parents say police stood around doing nothing while the 18-year-old was inside the school for 50 minutes. He gunned down 32 people, killing 19 children and two teachers.

Fox News aired cell phone video that shows desperate parents pleading with the officers to go inside and save their kids.

The video footage shows officers struggling with one parent and restraining him on the ground as worried parents screamed and cried.

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"Go in there! Go in there!" frustrated women shouted at the officers, said Juan Carranza, 24, who watched the chaotic scene from his house across the street.

Yesterday, it was reported that fathers broke out windows and pulled their children to safety while gunshots rang out inside the school.

Javier Cazares, whose fourth grade daughter, Jacklyn Cazares, was killed in the attack, said he rushed to the school when he heard about the shooting on Tuesday morning.

Cazares was outraged that police weren't rushing into the school. "Let's just rush in because the cops aren't doing anything like they are supposed to," he said. "More could have been done. They were unprepared."

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Update: 7:42 p.m. ET

The 18-year-old Texas school shooter sent private Facebook messages to a 15-year-old girl in Germany before killing 19 children and 2 teachers in Uvalde on Tuesday, May 24.

The unidentified girl told authorities she met the gunman in an online chat room earlier in May.

He messaged her on Tuesday that he'd shot his grandmother in the head during an argument over a phone bill.

His grandmother, Celia Gonzales, 66, was able to go across the street for help. She is in critical condition.

He also told the girl he was about to go and shoot up an elementary school.

The chilling messages were read out loud by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott at an afternoon news conference on Wednesday.

At 11.21 a.m. he wrote "I just shot my grandma in her head." In his final message, he wrote: "Ima go shoot up a elementary school." Just 10 minutes later he crashed his grandmother's pickup truck outside Robb Elementary School.
 
Originally published on May 25, 2022 at 4:37 p.m.

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The 18-year-old gunman who killed 19 children and 2 teachers at a Texas elementary school posted his murderous intentions on Facebook.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott read the gunman's final Facebook posts during a news conference on Wednesday afternoon.

In one post, the troubled teenager wrote: "I'm going to shoot my grandmother." In another post, he wrote, "I shot my grandmother." And in a final post he warned, "I'm going to shoot an elementary school."

The final message was posted about 15 minutes before he crashed his grandmother's pickup truck in a ditch outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

A spokesperson for Facebook confirmed that the posts were actually private messages. The spokesperson didn't identify the recipient of the private messages.

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The gunman shot his 66-year-old grandmother, Celia Gonzales, in the face. She was able to run across the street to a neighbor for help. Gonzales is currently in critical condition at an area hospital.

"Evil swept across Uvalde yesterday. Anyone who shoots his grandmother in the face has to have evil in his heart," Abbott said during the news conference.

Abbott said the shooter had no criminal or mental health history.

The mother of the school shooter claims her son was not a violent person. Adriana Reyes said she was "surprised" that he killed 19 children. She said he was a "loner" who didn't have many friends.

Reyes spoke exclusively to DailyMail.com from her mother's bedside at an area hospital.

He had legally purchased two assault rifles on his 18th birthday last week. Police said he was not wearing body armor as had been previously reported.

The shooter's grandpa, Rolando Reyes, Gonzalez's husband, described his grandson as a quiet teenager who spent most of his time alone in his room.

The gunman moved in with his grandparents after falling out with his mother, an alleged drug addict.

Reyes denied reports that she had a toxic relationship with the high school dropout.

Reyes said: "My son wasn't a violent person. I'm surprised by what he did. I pray for those families. I'm praying for all of those innocent children, yes I am. They [the children] had no part in this."

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Update: 11:33 a.m. ET

First responders recounted the horror they saw when they arrived at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday morning.

More than two dozen children and two of their teachers were shot by a crazed gunman in the same 4th grade classroom at the school.

19 children and 2 teachers died during the worst school shooting in Texas history.

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First responders could still hear the screaming and gunshots from inside the school. Children and their frantic teachers poured out of every school exit.

Panicked parents arrived - some barefoot - searching frantically for their children.

Fathers smashed windows, and physically pulled their kids out of classrooms," said Ernest "Chip" King, a Uvalde firefighter who was one of the first responders at the scene.

Within an hour, 500 first responders had arrived at the scene from as far away as San Antonio.

First responders were horrified by the carnage inside one fourth grade classroom.

"I was stabilizing a little girl, she was so tiny," says an EMT who wanted to be identified only by his first name, Rey. "There was blood everywhere. She had been shot in the chest and the shoulder. We were trying to stop the bleeding. I looked at her and I was like 'She's just a baby. Who would shoot a baby?'"

Frantic parents looked into ambulance's windows, trying to see who the patient was. "Everyone wanted to see," says Rey. "They wanted to make sure it wasn't their kid."

"A father came up to me and asked in Spanish if it was a boy or a girl inside [the ambulance]," says Rey. "He was looking for his son, and when I told him that it was a girl, he just ran to another ambulance."
 
Update: 10:00 a.m. ET

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The 18-year-old Texas school gunman shot his grandmother in the face before heading to Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday. According to officials, the gunman barricaded himself in a fourth grade classroom where the 21 victims were killed. His unidentified grandmother is in critical condition in the same hospital as some of the 17 wounded people.
 
Originally published on May 25, 2022 at 08:54.

The death toll has risen to 21 in the worst mass school shooting in Texas history. Officials confirmed 19 children and 2 teachers were shot dead at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday.

The 18-year-old gunman shot and critically wounded his grandmother at home before driving to the school and crashing his truck outside.

He then walked into the elementary school and entered a fourth grade classroom where he told the youngsters, "You're going to die."

The shooter was armed with a handgun and an assault rifle. He was dressed in black and wore body armor.

Amerie Jo Garza's grandmother, Berlinda Irene Arreola, said Amerie tried to call 911 on her cell phone before she was shot dead. Amerie's best friend, who sat beside her in class, was left covered in Amerie's blood, Arreola told The Daily Beast.

More than 13 children were wounded in the mass shooting at the school, which is 40 miles from the Texas border.

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Police confirmed that two teachers, Irma Garcia, a mother-of-four, and Eva Mireles, 44, were among the deceased victims. Garcia (left) worked at Robb Elementary for 23 years. Mireles (right) was her co-teacher for 5 years.

A Border Patrol agent who was working a post nearby rushed into the school and exchanged gunfire with the shooter before killing him. The 45-year-old agent was grazed by a bullet and was able to walk out of the school as police backup arrived.

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The teenage shooter was described as a bullied loner who dropped out of Uvalde High School 2 years ago. He was often teased about his lisp, his habit of wearing black eyeliner, and hand-me-down clothes.

The shooter lived in poverty with his 66-year-old grandmother, who reportedly expressed her disappointment in him before he shot and critically wounded her.

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The Golden State Warriors observed a moment of silence in honor of the victims before losing to the Dallas Mavericks in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals at American Airlines Arena on Tuesday.

Before the game, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr implored Congress to do something about gun violence in America. Kerr screamed and slammed the table during his emotional plea. "I'm tired of the moments of silence. Enough!"

The video of his plea was viewed over 21 million times on Twitter.

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Update: 8:55 p.m. ET The adult killed in Tuesday's Texas school shooting is identified as fourth grade special education teacher Eva Mireles, 44.
 

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Update: 7:55 p.m. ET Fox News confirms 18 children and 1 adult are dead in Uvalde, Texas. The gunman was fatally shot by police. He is not included in the death toll. Schools have been canceled in the Uvalde school district for the rest of the year. Today's shooting is the second deadliest school shooting in US history and the deadliest school shooting in Texas history.
 
Update: 7:30 p.m. ET Texas Senator Roland Gutierrez just confirmed that 18 children and 2 adults (in addition to the gunman) are now confirmed dead at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Fox News reports that the gunman reached out to a random girl on Instagram before the shooting to tell her he was about to do something big. The girl told authorities he was a stranger to her.
 
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Update: 6:45 p.m. ET The Texas elementary school gunman reportedly shot his grandmother before heading to Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday.

18-year-old Salvador Ramos killed 14 children and a teacher before he was fatally shot by police.

13 children are being treated at area hospitals. A 45-year-old male is being treated for a graze wound, and a 66-year-old woman is in critical condition.

It isn't clear if the 66-year-old woman is Ramos's grandmother.

Ramos was armed with a handgun and possibly an assault rifle. Video footage shows a crashed pickup truck outside the school. Officials confirm Roma abandoned the vehicle outside the school.

Ramos posted photos of his weapons on social media. He also DM'd a stranger about his murderous intentions before going to the school.
 

 
Originally published on May 24, 2022 at 5:01 p.m.

14 children are confirmed dead after a teenage gunman barricaded himself in a Texas elementary school on Tuesday.

The 18-year-old gunman was shot and killed by police, according to DailyMail.com. Police said several more children were wounded in the attack.

The shootout happened at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, about 40 miles from the Texas border.

The gunman allegedly opened fire on border patrol agents who were in pursuit. He then barricaded himself inside the elementary school.

Uvalde Memorial Hospital confirmed that two children were dead on arrival and a male teacher is also confirmed dead.

Other schools in the district are on lockdown as the investigation into the shooting continues.

The school district said the city's civic center will be used as a pickup area where parents will be reunited with their children once everyone is accounted for.

Stay tuned for more info on this developing news story.