At least 19 children and two adults were killed when a gunman opened fire Tuesday at an elementary school in Texas, authorities said. Officials said the shooter was killed on the scene by law enforcement officials.
Authorities said the shooter entered Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, at approximately 11:32 a.m. local time, after shooting his grandmother and crashing his vehicle near the school. An official from the Texas Department of Public Safety said that upon entering the school, the shooter fired at "children, teachers, whoever was in his way."
The suspect, who was wearing body armor, exchanged fire with law enforcement officials, and multiple officers were shot, the official said. The suspect was eventually fatally shot on the scene. (via CBS)
This morning on the show, Uncle Steve and the crew were angered by this senseless tragedy. Uncle Steve said, "These were a lot of Brown children that lost their lives, Buffalo was all Black. So when it's all Black and Brown we start using 'mental illness', instead of it being domestic terrorism." He went on to say, " The absurdity, the appall should all be there and on the same level - no matter who it is. But it ain't."
Many people across the world are calling for gun control from politicians. This weekend the NRA will be hosting a convention in Texas where many politicians will be attending and speaking.