Not less than 19 children and 2 Adults have died following a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, according to authorities, Oyogist reports.
Just one victim had been identified as of Tuesday evening: fourth grade teacher Eva Mireles.
The 18-year-old suspected gunman, identified as Salvador Ramos, was killed by police, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said.
Although the alleged shooter’s motive remained unknown as of Tuesday evening, US President Joe Biden ordered U.S. flags to fly at half-staff through Saturday.
He also urged Americans to pray for the families of victims who lost their lives in the massacre.
His post read;
“To lose a child is to have a piece of your soul ripped away. It is never quite the same. And it’s the feeling shared by the siblings, grandparents, families, and communities left behind.
“I ask the nation to pray for them, to give them strength in the darkness they feel.