Multiple people were taken to the hospital and a suspect was in custody Tuesday afternoon after an active shooter incident at a Texas elementary school, police and other officials said.
Several students were being treated in the emergency room at Uvalde Memorial Hospital after the shooting at Robb Elementary according to a Facebook statement. One adult and a child were being evaluated at University Health, the hospital said in a tweet.
A University Health spokesperson said she could not confirm if the patients are shooting victims, but added their injuries are related to the shooting at the school. The conditions of those being treated and the ages of the victims were not released.
The Uvalde Police Department announced on Facebook just after 1 p.m. local time that the “shooter is in police custody.” No other details, including the suspect’s name and the number of those injured, were disclosed.
News of the suspect’s capture came less than an hour after the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District announced on Twitter that there was “an active shooter” at the elementary school.
“Law enforcement is on site. Your cooperation is needed at this time by not visiting the campus. As soon as more information is gathered it will be shared,” the tweet said.
Minyvonne Burke, Ali Gostanian and Maya Brown contributed.