Unspeakable tragedy struck a small Texas town on Tuesday when a disturbed, teen gunman entered a fourth-grade classroom at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and indiscriminately opened fire, killing at least 21 people, with 19 of them being children.
However, according to the Washington Examiner, the shooter was carrying a tremendous amount of ammo, reportedly, and the situation could have been even worse had it not been for the heroic actions of a U.S. Border Patrol agent, who was part of an elite tactical group known as BORTAC.
The agent reportedly burst into the school and engaged the lone gunman, and was luckily able to kill him before the gunman was able to take the lives of any additional children or teachers.
According to reports from the Associated Press, the lone Border Patrol agent decided to rush into the school without backup, and successfully engaged and killed the teen gunman, who was reportedly hiding behind a barricade. The agent reportedly sustained a non-life-threatening wound.
The story develops
The hero agent who took matters into his own hands at the school on Tuesday hasn’t been identified, but sources have revealed to Fox News the lead-up to how it all went down.
“I’m told that that BORTAC agent went in with his technical group with other agents. They formed a stacking maneuver while Texas law enforcement was engaged with the shooter, who was barricaded,” Fox reporter Bill Melugin told Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night.
Melugin added: “They came in from opposite sides. The BORTAC agent ended up exchanging gunfire with the shooter, killed the shooter, and I am told that the agent was injured in his leg. They are trying to figure out if he was shot in the leg or hit by shrapnel.”
Notably, the agents were in the area, according to the Daily Mail, as they were conducting raids on drug houses.
“He is believed to have been taking part in a nearby operation to raid drug ‘stash houses’ with a SWAT-like team when they heard reports of a shooter in a school, and went in to take Ramos down,” the Daily Mail reported.
Unfortunately, the body count from the tragedy could continue to rise as some 17 people, most of them children, are still being treated at local hospitals, with several of them having life-threatening injuries.
Glad to see such a great turnout today for the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center blood drive after the horrific shooting at Robb Elementary. There are still little ones hospitalized, so these kind donations are a huge help. #Uvalde https://t.co/94jhSbrwpW
— PurpleGimp (@PurpleGimp) May 25, 2022
There will likely be more updates that bring terrible news, but hopefully the healing can begin sooner than later.