Salvador Romas Bio – Salvador Romas Wiki
The Salvador Romas shooter, identified as a Uvalde resident, is dead. The shooter opened fire at Robb Elementary School at about 11:30 a.m. after abandoning his vehicle, and it is believed police killed him.
Salvador Romas was 18 years old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
Fifteen people were killed — 14 students and a teacher — during a shooting Tuesday at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott announced.
According to Abbott, the shooter, identified as Uvalde resident Salvador Romas, is dead. The shooter opened fire at Robb Elementary School at about 11:30 a.m. after abandoning his vehicle, and it is believed police killed him.
Police said at a Tuesday press conference they believe the shooter, who according to Abbott had a handgun and possibly a rifle, acted alone. The children killed were in the second, third, and fourth grades, police said.
Uvalde is a small city of about 16,000 residents, approximately 85 miles west of San Antonio.
“He shot and killed — horrifically, incomprehensibly — 14 students and killed a teacher. [The shooter], he himself is deceased,” Abbott said. “And it is believed that responding officers killed him.”
Abbott also said the shooter shot his own grandmother, but did not give an update on her condition, reports ABC News.
University Health San Antonio tweeted there are two patients — a 66-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl — who are in critical condition.
Abbott said two responding officers were injured and expected to survive, according to ABC.
Congressman Tony Gonzales, who represents the area, said in a statement, “I am heartbroken for our South Texas community. It is devastating when our innocent children become the victims of senseless violence. We are devastated.”
After the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, killing 18 children and one teacher. Authorities have not yet specified how many more were injured, though University Health San Antonio tweeted that it has two patients, a 66-year-old woman, and a 10-year-old girl, who is in critical condition. As area hospitals care for survivors, they are already reporting a critical need for blood donations.
Prior to Tuesday’s shooting, Texas was experiencing a dire blood shortage. South Texas Blood & Tissue, the primary blood bank serving Uvalde, had previously reported that it needed 200 additional donations per day to restore the local blood supply.
“In April the total blood inventory dropped to a 1 1/2-day supply — considerably less than the 7-day supply recommended for our area,” its site reads. “The supply of Type O blood, which is used in emergencies, is even more critical, at less than a day’s supply.”
Now the situation is direr and all Texans — especially those with rare blood types — are urged to pitch in.
“The first incident was involving the suspect at their grandmother’s residence, where he shot the grandmother, and then the grandmother was airlifted,” Estrada said.
The second incident, which Estrada said was initially called in as a crash “and a man with a firearm outside [Robb Elementary] school premises,” resulted in the shooting deaths of at least 21 people. “The suspect did crash near a ditch here nearby the school. That’s where he exited his vehicle with [what] I believe was a rifle,” Estrada said.