Passers-by urged the police to enter

UVALDE, Texas — A Texas law enforcement officer sought to reassure the public Thursday that immediate efforts were made to arrest the shooter in the school shooting where 19 children and two teachers were killed. were killed as complaints surfaced of a delay in action.

The suspect, identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, first fired at Robb Elementary School from the parking lot before entering “unobstructed” at 11:40 a.m. through an apparently unlocked door, regional director Victor Escalon of the Department of South Texas. of public safety, said at a press conference.

Four minutes later, Escalon said, local police arrived.

“They hear gunshots, they circle, they back up, take cover and all the while they approach where the suspect is,” Escalon said, adding that the shooter entered. in a classroom at the time as officers asked for additional help.

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