He is dead, say Uvalde authorities about the school attacker 1:00 (CNN Spanish) — An 18-year-old suspected of being the attacker who opened fire at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, in which at least 19 students and two teachers died after the attack, according to authorities. Authorities identified him as Salvador Ramos. Robb Elementary School, where Ramos opened fire, is located in Uvalde, a city in Uvalde County, Texas, about 136 km west of San Antonio and about 112 km east of Del Rio. The suspect resided in this city and had attended Uvalde High School. Here’s what we know about the shooting suspect. He shot his grandmother before going to elementary school Before going to Robb Elementary School with a gun, Salvador Ramos is believed to have shot his grandmother, three law enforcement sources told CNN. The suspect’s grandmother was flown to San Antonio and “is still holding on,” state Sen. Roland Gutierrez said, according to information she received from the Texas Rangers. “This young man shot his grandmother and fled the scene of the incident,” Gutierrez told CNN’s Erin Burnett. Earlier, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said “the subject shot his grandmother just before going to school.” Abbott: 18-Year-Old Man Walked into Elementary School to Shoot 1:05 Shooter Acted Alone According to Abbott, the suspect came to the school armed with a pistol and possibly a rifle. “He shot and killed horribly,” the governor told several elementary school students and a teacher Pete Arredondo, chief of police for the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, said the shooter “acted alone during this heinous crime.”He barricaded himself in a classroom and killed All Casualties, Official Says All fatalities and injuries occurred inside a classroom at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, according to Lt. Chris Olivarez, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety. a classroom, killing two teachers and 19 children, he said. “This shows the total evil of this shooter,” Olivarez told CNN’s John Berman and Shimon Prokupecz. As the shooting raged, officers roamed the school, smashing windows and attempting to evacuate children and staff. They were then able to force their way into the classroom where the shooter was, he said. Olivarez said there was no pursuit with law enforcement before the shooter crashed a car near the school. Asked if the school was a target, Olivarez said there are still “a lot of unanswered questions.” With information from Evan Perez, Priscilla Alvarez, Shimon Prokupecz, Jennifer Henderson, Eric Levenson
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