At least two people were killed and several children were injured after an attacker opened fire on the campus of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday afternoon. The suspect has been taken into custody, authorities said.
Here’s what we know so far –
1. Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District tweeted that an active shooter was located at the school in Uvalde and asked people to stay away from the area.
“There is an active shooter at Robb Elementary. Law enforcement is on site. Your cooperation is needed at this time by not visiting the campus. As soon as more information is gathered it will be shared,” the school district tweeted.
2. In a Facebook post at 1.06 pm, the Uvalde Police Department said the shooter was taken into custody.
3. Uvalde Memorial Hospital said in a Facebook post that several students are being treated in the emergency room.
“UMH is currently caring for several students in the ER. Immediate family of those students are to report to the cafeteria on the second floor. UMH staff will be in constant communication with the family members. If you are not an immediate family member, we are asking you to refrain from coming to the hospital at this time,” the Facebook post said.
4. Another hospital, University Health, confirmed that it received a child and an adult from the school.
“They are currently being evaluated so we don’t have a condition to release at this time,” the tweet said.
5. Willie DeLeon Civic Center was being used as a reunification center, the district said, adding that parents will be able to pick up their children there once everyone is accounted for.
“You will be notified to pick up students once all are accounted for,” the school wrote.