China News Service, May 26 (Xinhua) According to a comprehensive report, 21 people were killed in the shooting at Rob Elementary School in Texas, USA.

The latest details of the case disclosed by local law enforcement officials show that at the time of the incident, the gunman locked the classroom and then fired on the teachers and students present.

The analysis said that the majority of students at Rob Elementary School are between the ages of 7 and 10, and the shooting may cause them a lifetime of trauma.

The picture shows the armored vehicle going to the scene of the shooting incident.

'They have nowhere to go'

More shooting details revealed

  According to the latest details of the case released by Christopher Olivarez, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, the gunman entered a classroom, locked himself in it, and then began shooting at teachers and students present.

  After being alerted, a tactical team of federal and local Texas police officers forced their way into the classroom and killed the shooter.

Two police officers were shot by the gunman and taken to hospital, but their lives are not in danger.

  "The classroom is very small, and the exact number of students in the classroom is not known, but it was probably between 25 and 30 people, maybe a little more," Olivares said. They have no way to escape."

  The gunman also shot at his grandmother, who lived with him, before heading to Rob Elementary School to shoot.

Olivares said the gunman's grandmother is still alive and police are working to understand the motive behind the shooting.

The picture shows law enforcement officers and paramedics arriving at the scene after the shooting.

Most of the children attacked were under the age of 10

Shooting threatens to cause lifelong trauma

  For many witnesses of the shooting, when describing the shooting, the only pictures they can remember are bullets flying, glass shattered, and students covered in blood...

  Hernandez, a local resident, recalled that his nephew was in the classroom opposite where the gunman opened fire. "The nephew only had bruises and cuts, but he saw a friend get shot."

  Sotello, who works near Rob Elementary School, saw an injured young girl crying outside the school gate, her pink and white shirt covered in blood. "They are just young children and should not be harmed."

  Some analysts said that most of the students at Rob Elementary School are between the ages of 7 and 10, and the shooting may cause lifelong trauma.

A 2020 study by the University of Michigan showed that gun-related injuries have become the leading cause of death for children and adolescents in the United States. 

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