Fourteen children and one teacher have been killed in a shooting at a primary school in Texas, the state governor has said.
The attack happened on Tuesday at Robb Elementary School in the city of Uvalde.
The school has an enrollment of just under 600 students.
Governor Greg Abbott said the shooter was an 18-year-old man who lived in the city and entered the school with a handgun.
In a statement, Governor Abbott said the state was "grieving for the victims of this senseless crime".
He also thanked "the courageous first responders" who worked to secure the school.
Texans are grieving for the victims of this senseless crime & for the community of Uvalde.
Cecilia & I mourn this horrific loss & urge all Texans to come together.
I've instructed @TxDPS & Texas Rangers to work with local law enforcement to fully investigate this crime. pic.twitter.com/Yjwi8tDT1v
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) May 24, 2022
Uvalde Memorial Hospital said on Facebook it had received 13 children via ambulance or buses for treatment.
Three of the children were being transferred to other hospitals, a statement added.
University Hospital in San Antonio said a 66-year-old woman was in critical condition.
The suspected shooter was taken into custody, the Uvalde Police Department said.
No further details were provided.
A heavy police presence surrounded the school Tuesday afternoon, with officers in heavy vests diverting traffic and FBI agents coming and going from the building.
Additional reporting: IRN