All Texas shooting victims were in single classroom, official says

A law enforcement official says all those killed at a Texas elementary school were in the same classroom.

Texas Department of Public Safety Lt. Christopher Olivarez tells CNN that all victims were in the same fourth-grade classroom at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, about 85 miles west of San Antonio. He says the shooter barricaded himself in the room.

Nineteen children and two teachers were killed in Tuesday’s shooting. Authorities say the 18-year-old shooter is also dead.

The gunman carried a long rifle with multiple rounds of ammunition and wore a “tactical vest” as body armor, Olivarez tells NBC’s “Today” show.

Law enforcement personnel stand outside Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP/Dario Lopez-Mills)

It “shows the intent of this evil person going into this school and having complete disregard for human life,’’ Olivarez says.

The San Antonio Express-News reports that the shooter also also bought 375 rounds of 5.56 ammunition, according to state Sen. John Whitmire, who was briefed on the shooting.

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