Onlookers urged police to go in


UVALDE, Texas – A Texas law enforcement officer sought to reassure the public Thursday that immediate efforts were made to stop the gunman at the school shooting where 19 children and two teachers were killed as complaints surfaced about a delay in taking action.

The suspect, identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, initially shot at Robb Elementary School from the parking lot before entering “unobstructed” at 11:40 a.m. through an apparently unlocked door, Victor Escalon, South Texas regional director of the Department of Public Safety, said at a news conference.

Four minutes later, Escalon said, local police arrived.

“They hear gunfire, they take rounds, they move back, get cover, and during that time they approach where the suspect is at,” said Escalon, adding that the gunman entered a classroom at that time as the officers requested additional help.



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