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A gunman opened fire at an elementary school in South Texas on Tuesday, killing students and one teacher, before the suspect himself died, Governor Greg Abbott told reporters, the latest shooting in an epidemic of gun violence at schools in the United States.

The archbishop of San Antonio, Gustavo Garcia-Siller, right, comforts families outside the Civic Center following a deadly school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.Dario Lopez-Mills/The Associated Press

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A woman and child leave the SSGT Willie de Leon Civic Center after a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.NURI VALLBONA/Reuters

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Members of the community gather at the City of Uvalde Town Square for a prayer vigil in the wake of a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty Images North America

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Members of the community gather at the City of Uvalde Town Square for a prayer vigil in the wake of a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty Images North America

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A woman cries as she leaves the Uvalde Civic Center, Tuesday May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas.William Luther/The Associated Press

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Law enforcement officers guard the scene of a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde.MARCO BELLO/Reuters

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A woman reacts outside the Ssgt Willie de Leon Civic Center, where students had been transported from Robb Elementary School after a shooting, in Uvalde, Texas.MARCO BELLO/Reuters

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People react outside the Ssgt Willie de Leon Civic Center, where students had been transported from Robb Elementary School after a shooting, in Uvalde, Texas.MARCO BELLO/Reuters

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People gather outside the SSGT Willie de Leon Civic Center in Uvalde, Texas, while they wait to be reunited with students.Christopher Lee/The New York Times News Service

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The U.S. flag on the White House is at half-mast in Washington D.C., as a mark of respect for the victims of the shooting.STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images

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A board with the list of classes/teachers is displayed outside the Ssgt Willie de Leon Civic Center, where students had been transported from Robb Elementary School to be picked up after a suspected shooting, in Uvalde, Texas.MARCO BELLO/Reuters

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Children get on a school bus as law enforcement personnel guard the scene of a suspected shooting near Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.MARCO BELLO/Reuters

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People leave the Uvalde Civic Center following a shooting earlier in the day at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.William Luther/The Associated Press

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Law enforcement personnel walk outside Uvalde High School after shooting a was reported earlier in the day at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.William Luther/The Associated Press

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A school employee talks through the window of a school bus to one of the parents near the scene of a suspected shooting near Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.MARCO BELLO/Reuters

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A child looks on through a glass window from inside the Ssgt Willie de Leon Civic Center, where students had been transported from Robb Elementary School after a shooting, in Uvalde, Texas.MARCO BELLO/Reuters

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A law enforcement officer helps people cross the street at Uvalde Memorial Hospital after a shooting was reported earlier in the day at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.Billy Calzada/The Associated Press

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A child looks through a glass window from inside the Ssgt Willie de Leon Civic Center, where students had been transported from Robb Elementary School after a suspected shooting, in Uvalde, Texas.MARCO BELLO/Reuters

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Police walk near Robb Elementary School following a shooting, in Uvalde, Texas.Dario Lopez-Mills/The Associated Press

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Emergency personnel gather near Robb Elementary School following a shooting in Uvalde, Texas.Dario Lopez-Mills/The Associated Press

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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks concerning the mass shooting in Washington, DC as first lady Jill Biden looks on.Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

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People react outside the Ssgt Willie de Leon Civic Center, where students had been transported from Robb Elementary School after a shooting, in Uvalde, Texas.MARCO BELLO/Reuters

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The Archbishop of San Antonio, Gustavo Garcia Seller, comforts families outside of the Civic Center following the deadly school shooting.Dario Lopez-Mills/The Associated Press

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People react outside the Ssgt Willie de Leon Civic Center, where students had been transported from Robb Elementary School after the shooting, in Uvalde, Texas.MARCO BELLO/Reuters

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Law enforcement officers speak to a man outside of Robb Elementary School where a teenage gunman killed 18 young children and one adult.ALLISON DINNER/AFP/Getty Images

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A woman and young girl cry while hugging outside the Willie de Leon Civic Center where grief counselling will be offered in Uvalde, Texas.ALLISON DINNER/AFP/Getty Images

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