Police urged to end Texas shooting, witnesses say

Texas shooting: Police urged to enter school during attack, witnesses say

May 26, 2022 by BBC News - Home

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  • By Robert Greenall & Angelica Casas & Chelsea Bailey BBC News, London and Uvalde Image source, EPA Image caption, People have been laying flowers near the school campus in Uvalde as tributes Police were urged to charge into a deadly school shooting in Texas by onlookers, witnesses say, with one suggesting he considered doing so himself as he became frustrated.
  • Texas officials say gunman Salvador Ramos was inside the school in Uvalde for up to an hour before he was killed.
  • Steven McCraw, the director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, told a news conference on Wednesday that the gunman was on site for between 40 minutes and an hour before law enforcement were able to "contain" him.
  • Texas Governor Greg Abbott said Ramos had promised to shoot his grandmother in private messages sent 30 minutes before the attack.

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