UPDATE: ABC NEWS – At least two children are dead and over a dozen injured after an “active shooter” incident at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, according to hospital officials.
A suspect has been taken into custody, police said. The Uvalde Police Department did not immediately provide further information.
Uvalde Memorial Hospital confirmed to ABC News that two children had died from presumed gunshot injuries in the incident.
Additionally, 13 students were being treated in the hospital’s emergency department in the wake of the incident, the hospital said. Two patients were transferred to San Antonio for treatment, while a third was pending transfer, the hospital said. A 45-year-old was also hospitalized after getting grazed by a bullet, the hospital said.
University Health in San Antonio said it had two patients from the shooting incident — a child and an adult. The hospital did not yet have information on their conditions.
Earlier today police and other emergency services in Texas responded to reports of an “active shooter” at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, local officials and witnesses said.
The incident began just before noon on Tuesday when officers were called for a shooting at or near Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, a small city about 77 miles west of San Antonio.
“There is an active shooter at Robb Elementary. Law enforcement is on site,” the school district said in a statement. “Your cooperation is needed at this time by not visiting the campus. As soon as more information is gathered it will be shared.”
A Uvalde Police Department dispatcher told the Associated Press that the scene was still active and that no other information was immediately available.