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Death toll in Texas school shooting rises to 21 — TV

The tragedy claimed the lives of 19 children and two adults, CNN said

NEW YORK, May 25. /TASS/. The death toll in Tuesday’s shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, has risen to 21, CNN reported citing the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The tragedy claimed the lives of 19 children and two adults, CNN said.

Earlier, Texas Governor Greg Abbott identified the shooter as 18-year-old Salvador Romas, a local resident. The perpetrator acted alone and was killed by police on site. According to the governor’s information, the attacker was armed with a pistol, but presumably he also carried a rifle.