All fatalities and accidents took place within a single classroom at Robb Elementary University in Uvalde, Texas, in accordance to Lt. Chris Olivarez, spokesperson for the Texas Division for Public Security.
The shooter barricaded himself in one particular place, killing two lecturers and 19 children, he explained.
“Just goes to demonstrate you the complete evil from this shooter,” Olivarez explained to CNN’s John Berman and Shimon Prokupecz.
As the taking pictures was using location, officers have been likely all-around the faculty, breaking windows and seeking to evacuate little ones and employees. They ended up then equipped to power entry into the classroom where the shooter was, he said.
All the victims have been taken off, discovered and their people have been notified, the lieutenant stated. Numerous young children ended up wounded inside the classroom, in accordance to Olivarez, but there is no correct amount as to how many at this time.
“It’s a smaller classroom, you can have anyplace from 25 to 30 students in there, as well as there have been two teachers in there. … So never have exact amount of how a lot of students had been in that classroom, but it could vary … It was a classroom location, a typical classroom placing where by you have mass teams of children inside that classroom all together, with nowhere to go,” Olivarez claimed.
Olivarez stated there was no chase with law enforcement ahead of the shooter crashed a vehicle near the school.
When requested if the university was a goal, Olivarez reported there are however “a good deal of unanswered inquiries.”
“We’re seeking to determine that, that is why we are doing the job with FBI correct now to kind of search back again to see if there were any indicators, any red flags, hunting at social media. What we know about the shooter is that he is a resident right here in Uvalde, he did go to a single of the regional high schools, he lived with his grandparents, was unemployed, no friends, no girlfriend that we can identify at this time, no criminal historical past, no gang affiliation as properly,” he claimed.
Olivarez explained the shooter had 1 rifle in his possession when he went into the faculty, and authorities are functioning to determine what form of rifle and the capacity.
The shooter was wearing “a tactical vest provider with no ballistic panels so typically those variety of carriers are used by tactical groups, SWAT teams, the place they can place magazines, extra ammunition inside those carriers and be able to shift in a tactical formation,” Olivarez explained.
Olivarez explained his grandmother — whom the shooter shot beforehand — is even now alive and authorities are trying to track down his grandfather and speedy household users.
CNN’s Raja Razek contributed reporting to this put up.