(DAILY MAIL) -- Nineteen pupils aged between seven and 11 years old have been shot dead along with two of their teachers by an 18-year-old gunman who has also been killed in the latest school mass shooting to blight America - the deadliest since Sandy Hook almost a decade ago.
Salvador Ramos - a fast food worker described as a lonely child who was bullied for his lisp and for wearing eyeliner - carried out the massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, around 11.30am Tuesday after shooting his grandmother at a house elsewhere in the city, reportedly after an argument about failing to graduate.
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Police and officials said Ramos, who had purchased a pair of rifles for his 18th birthday and showed them off on social media, fled the scene of the first shooting in a car armed with a handgun, 'possibly' a rifle, and wearing body armor. He ditched the vehicle close to the school, went inside and 'started shooting children, teachers, whoever was in his way.'