US witnesses country’s deadliest school shooting

President Joe Biden has called for tougher gun controls and asked why the US is “willing to live with this carnage” after a teenage gunman murdered at least 19 children and two adults in the country’s deadliest school shooting in nearly a decade.

The suspect, identified as Salvador Ramos, 18, charged into the Robb elementary school in Uvalde, Texas at 11.30am on Tuesday, shortly after shooting his grandmother, who survived.

Wearing body armour and carrying two assault rifles reportedly bought on his 18th birthday, he went from classroom to classroom, officials said, in the worst shooting at a US school since a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook elementary in Connecticut in 2012.



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