- At least 19 children and two adults were killed
- in a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Tuesday afternoon, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
- The suspect, an 18-year-old student at Uvalde High School, is dead, officials said.
- Uvalde is about 85 miles west of San Antonio.
The Mexican government is providing consular assistance in the wake of the deadly school shooting in Uvalde, which is located roughly 50 miles from the US-Mexico border.
In a statement from Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Relations, the government “condemns this act of violence that has cost children’s lives and devastated families in a predominantly Hispanic town.”
“The Mexican consulate in Eagle Pass is in contact with the police in order to identify any Mexican victims,” the statement said.
“In addition, the consulate in Eagle Pass and the Consulate General of Mexico in San Antonio are in communication with the hospitals to which the injured were taken to learn if there are any Mexican citizens among them.”
Shooter worked at a local Wendy’s
From CNN’s Jeff Winter
Uvalde school shooter Salvador Ramos worked the day shift at a local Wendy’s, a manager at the restaurant told CNN.
Adrian Mendes, evening manager at the Wendy’s, said Ramos “kept to himself mostly.”
“He felt like the quiet type, the one who doesn’t say much. He didn’t really socialize with the other employees,” Mendes said.
“He just worked, got paid, and came in to get his check.”
Mendes didn’t know Ramos on a personal level and didn’t see him most of the time because they were on different shifts, he said. Ramos worked from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or 5 p.m., five days a week, and was already working there when Mendes started in February, he said.
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