Texas school shooting: Death toll hits 20 (details)

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Eighteen pupils and two adults have now been confirmed killed, in the latest update on the horrendous mass shooting in a Texas elementary school in Uvalde.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott had earlier confirmed 14 pupils and one teacher dead in the shooting by lone gunman, Salvador Ramos, at Robb Elementary School.

Abbott said the shooter, an 18 year-old was also killed in the deadly shooting that began at 11.43 a.m.

Ramos victims were mostly second, third and fourth graders.

He had killed his grandma before storming the elementary school. He was said to be wearing a body armour.

Some of his victims were hospitalised, with some in critical conditions.

Robb Elementary has an enrolment of just under 600 students.

According to Governor Abbott, the shooter abandoned his car and entered the elementary school with a handgun and possibly a rifle.

“He shot and killed horrifically and incomprehensibly 14 students and killed a teacher,” said Abbott.

Uvalde is a small city of about 16,000 residents about 80 miles west of San Antonio.

It is the deadliest school shooting in Texas history.