FBI Drops Bombshell Update on Active Shootings
(UnitedVoice.com) – On Tuesday morning, May 24, Americans started receiving word about another mass shooting, this time in a small Texas town. Later that afternoon, Governor Greg Abbott (R) held a press conference and announced more than a dozen children were dead. The FBI says it’s an increasing trend.
According to police, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos shot his grandmother after an argument before driving to Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. He grabbed a rifle out of his vehicle, which he left in a ditch, went onto the school’s campus, barricaded himself in a fourth-grade classroom and began shooting. By the time police killed him, he’d murdered two teachers and 19 students and injured 17 others.
By Wednesday afternoon, police were releasing the names of the dead to the public.
These are 17 of the 19 children identified by loved ones from Tuesday's tragic school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Officials now say all of the victims were in the same fourth-grade classroom at Robb Elementary School. INFO: https://t.co/I3DnXNz4MB pic.twitter.com/O91fkOVCGO
— CBS Austin (@cbsaustin) May 25, 2022
Governor Abbott gave another press conference Wednesday, saying the shooter had “evil in his heart,” which he proved when he shot his grandmother. Yet, when he went and murdered innocent children, the Republican leader said he showed himself to be “far more evil.”
The shooting in Texas came the same week as a report from the FBI that showed mass shootings rose 52.5% between 2020 and 2021. They nearly doubled from 2017 (31 incidents) to 2021 (61 incidents).
Law enforcement is still investigating the Uvalde shooting, but they say the shooter purchased the guns legally. It’s unclear why he murdered children.
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