Teenage shooter shot grandmother before killing 19 children, 2 teachers

US: 18-year-old gunman Salvador Ramos opened fire on Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 19 children and three adults as he went from classroom to classroom, officials said, in the latest gruesome moment for a country scarred by a string of massacres.

The attacker was killed by law enforcement.

The gunman also killed his grandmother before heading to the school with two military-style rifles he had purchased on his birthday, Gutierrez said. “That was the first thing he did on his 18th birthday,” Police said.

It was the eighth mass shooting this year, according to the Everytown gun control group, and came 10 days after another 18-year-old murdered 10 African Americans at a supermarket in New York.

Nearly 10 years after a man slaughtered 20 children and six others in an attack on the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, and four years after 17 were killed at a Florida high school, restrictions on gun purchases and ownership have not significantly changed. – NDTV


by Daily News Sri Lanka

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