The tragedy in the Robb elementary school in the city of Uvalde. The killer was called Salvador Ramos: before going to school he also shot his grandmother
Francesco Semprini May 24, 2022
He parked the car in a street adjacent to the elementary school, approached the school entrance with a pistol in his hand and a rifle slung and fired mercilessly, killing at least 18 children and three adults, including a ‘teacher. The umpteenth massacre of innocents in the United States was consummated with tragic linearity, the author is Salvador Ramos, an eighteen-year-old who was also killed, probably in a fire fight with the police who arrived on the spot.
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Yet another massacre that relaunches the debate on the wild circulation of firearms but also on the mental health conditions that afflict an ever-increasing number of citizens in the United States. The theater of the tragedy is a Texas elementary school, Robb Elementary School in the town of Uvalde, about an hour and a half from San Antonio. According to the governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, the killer would respond to the name of Salvador Ramos, an 18-year-old student of Uvalde High School who is located in the same location.
“He shot and killed, in a horrible and incomprehensible way, 14 students and a teacher,” said Abbott, explaining that the young man is “dead.” “It is believed that the officers who responded to the shooting killed him,” said the governor during a press conference. An institute official explained that the shooting took place off campus, and the school was immediately secured by locking all entrances and exits. According to the US media, the young man shot his grandmother before the massacre and his social profiles are full of photos of guns and firearms.
The Houston Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the authority overseeing the firearms market, is also assisting in the investigation. So far it seems that the 18-year-old, who comes from Uvalde, has arrived driving into the school armed with a pistol and probably a rifle. The balance, already tragic, could therefore worsen further. So far, Uvalde Memorial Hospital has confirmed on Facebook that 13 children have been hospitalized and two died immediately upon arrival at the facility.
The University Health of San Antonio, for its part, explained that two patients, a child and an adult, have been transferred to the facility: a 66-year-old woman is in critical condition, while it is not yet known in what condition the patient is. minor. Two police officers were also reportedly injured in the firefight. Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin says “this is a very bad situation,” but that the children’s parents should be contacted before any other information is released. America is in shock again and the mind immediately rushes to the memory of what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, where in December 2012 the 20-year-old, with mental problems, Adam Lanza killed 26 people, including 20 children , with an assault rifle. Incident following which the then President Barack Obama tried, in vain, to promote in Congress a squeeze on the far west of guns and rifles.