On May 24, 2022, 18-year-old Salvador Rolando Ramos fatally shot nineteen students and two teachers, and wounded seventeen others at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
Earlier that day, the perpetrator had shot his grandmother in the face, severely wounding her. After firing shots outside the school for approximately five minutes, he entered Robb Elementary School armed with an AR-15 style rifle and handgun without encountering any armed resistance. The perpetrator locked himself inside a classroom, where he killed his victims over the course of an hour, before being killed by a United States Border Patrol agent.
It is the third-deadliest American school shooting, after the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012, and the deadliest ever in Texas.