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Hospital ‘caring for’ several Texas elementary school students after gunman opened fire on campus

Hospital ‘caring for’ several Texas elementary school students after shooter opened fire on campus: Had gun battle with Border Patrol before he was arrested

  • Police have arrested the suspected gunman in connection to the active shooter situation at a Texas elementary school
  • On Tuesday afternoon a gunman was on the run at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde as the campus and all other schools in the district went into lockdown 
  • The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District said: ‘There is an active shooter at Robb Elementary. Law enforcement is on site
  • The district said that the city’s civic center will be used as a reunification center and that parents will be able to pick up their children there

A Texas hospital says they are treating several students after a gunman opened fire at an elementary school and exchanged gunfire with border patrol agents before he was apprehended by police. 

On Tuesday afternoon Uvalde Police took a suspect into custody following reports a  gunman was on the run at Robb Elementary School.

Prior to his arrest the suspect exchanged gunfire with border patrol agents before barricading himself in the school, sending the campus and all other schools in the district into lockdown. 

Police have not confirmed any injuries or fatalities but Uvalde Memorial Hospital said they were ‘currently caring for several students in the ER’ and asked that immediate family of injured students report to the hospital’s cafeteria.

One video at the scene appears to show the suspected gunman approach the school while what sounds like gunfire is going off in the background

New video from the chaotic scene shows police arriving to the scene with their guns in hand

New video from the chaotic scene shows police arriving to the scene with their guns in hand

Footage shot outside the school shows law enforcement approaching the elementary school with weapons

Footage shot outside the school shows law enforcement approaching the elementary school with weapons 

The Uvalde elementary school, which has 600 students enrolled, is located 60 miles east of the Mexican border and 80 miles west of San Antonio

The Uvalde elementary school, which has 600 students enrolled, is located 60 miles east of the Mexican border and 80 miles west of San Antonio

New video from the chaotic scene shows police arriving to the scene with their guns in hand and one video at the scene appears to show the suspected gunman approach the school while what sounds like gunfire is going off in the background. 

‘There is an active shooter at Robb Elementary. Law enforcement is on site,’ The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District said. ‘Your cooperation is needed at this time by not visiting the campus. As soon as more information is gathered it will be shared.’

Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin told Fox News that shots were fired offsite and that after shooting one person the gunman ran to the school where he remained barricaded. 

The Uvalde elementary school, which has 600 students enrolled, is located 60 miles east of the Mexican border and 80 miles west of San Antonio. 

The district said that the city’s civic center will be used as a reunification center and that parents will be able to pick up their children there once everyone is accounted for. 

Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin told Fox News that shots were fired offsite and that after shooting one person the gunman ran to the school where he remained barricaded

Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin told Fox News that shots were fired offsite and that after shooting one person the gunman ran to the school where he remained barricaded

Police have not confirmed any injuries or fatalities but Uvalde Memorial Hospital said they were 'currently caring for several students in the ER'

Police have not confirmed any injuries or fatalities but Uvalde Memorial Hospital said they were ‘currently caring for several students in the ER’

A gunman was on the run at Robb Elementary School (pictured) in Uvalde as the campus and all other schools in the district went into lockdown

A gunman was on the run at Robb Elementary School (pictured) in Uvalde as the campus and all other schools in the district went into lockdown

The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District said: 'There is an active shooter at Robb Elementary. Law enforcement is on site'

The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District said: ‘There is an active shooter at Robb Elementary. Law enforcement is on site’

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