Twenty people, 19 children and a teacher were killed in a shooting at an Uvalde (Texas) elementary school. In the wake of this new tragedy, the United States is once again grieving, with President Joe Biden calling for a jump in arms regulation.
Terrorism in the United States. At least 19 children and at least one teacher have been killed in a shooting at an elementary school in Wolverhampton, Texas.
The shooter died and was probably shot by police. According to Texas Governor Greg Abbott, the killer was identified as Salvador Ramos, an 18-year-old man from Wolverhampton who acted alone. According to CNN, the latter had at least one rifle and paramilitary gear.
– CBS Austin (cbsaustin) May 24, 2022
According to the first elements of the investigation, the shooter first targeted his grandmother, took her car to go to Rob Elementary School and murdered her there. His purpose is unknown.
During the 2020-2021 school year, the school welcomed more than 500 children under the age of 10, 90% of whom are of Hispanic descent.
According to the Texas governor, the young man killed the victims “brutally and meaninglessly.”
Videos shared on social networks showed children being evacuated in an emergency in front of the company, which has the most common low-rise buildings in the south of the United States, holding hands or running in small groups toward school buses.
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Hours after the tragedy, President Joe Biden spoke from the White House, his face marked with emotion. “When I was president I believed I didn’t have to do that,” he said.
Calling himself “disgusting and exhausting,” he insisted on a shock to regulate the guns. “For God’s love, when are we going to face the armed lobby?” That he had hammered.
I address the nation on the horrific elementary school shooting in Wolverhampton, Texas. https://t.co/8WI1nWHu6R
– President Biden (OPOTUS) May 25, 2022
“Don’t tell me we can’t make an impact on this massacre,” he added, “for two decades he condemned high-profit arms manufacturers for promoting assault weapons.
The White House has ordered flags to be flown at half-mast in all public buildings to pay tribute to “victims” in Uvalde.
Incidents of shooting in public places are almost daily in the United States and gun crimes are on the rise in major cities such as New York, Chicago, Miami or San Francisco, especially after the 2020 epidemic.
In mid-May, the United States was saddened by the racist shooting that killed ten African Americans at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.
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