UPDATE: Eighteen children and three adults have been confirmed dead in the Texas school shooting.
(CMR) Multiple people are dead, including students, after a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Tuesday afternoon.
ABC News has reported that those killed include two children who died from presumed gunshot injuries in the incident.
Additionally, 13 students were being treated at hospital in the wake of the incident, Uvalde Memorial Hospital said. Two patients were transferred to San Antonio for treatment, while a third was pending transfer, the hospital said. The hospital said that a 45-year-old was also hospitalized after getting grazed by a bullet.
According to ABC News, University Health in San Antonio said it had two patients from the shooting incident — a child and an adult. The hospital said the adult — a 66-year-old woman — is in critical condition. It did not have an update yet on the condition of the child.
Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin did not confirm casualties, but told ABC News in a text message that “this is a very bad situation.” He said the office is trying to contact parents before releasing any information.
Earlier, the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District had said a shooter was located at Robb Elementary School and asked people to stay away from the area.
“There is an active shooter at Robb Elementary,” the school district said on Twitter. “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.”
A school official initially told ABC News that the shooting took place off-campus, and that Robb Elementary School was under lockdown.
The shooter who has been killed was identified as an 18-year-old high school student.