Uvalde Photos: Scenes of Horror, Heartache & Helping Hands at TX School Shooting

By The 74 | May 24, 2022
A girl cries outside the Willie de Leon Civic Center where grief counseling will be offered in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24. An 18-year-old gunman killed 14 children and a teacher at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday, according to the state's governor, in the nation's deadliest school shooting in years. (Allison Dinner / Getty Images)

At least 18 children and numerous adults are dead following one of America’s deadliest school shootings Tuesday at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas. The incident reportedly began shortly before noon and saw a rapid response from both local and federal officials who confronted the gunman. President Biden addressed the nation Tuesday night and demanded action to “pass common sense gun laws.”

As news of the crisis rapidly circulated online Tuesday afternoon, here were some of the unforgettable images that hit the wires of a devastated school community just beginning to process the horror that had unfolded. (Read the Texas Tribune’s Tuesday evening update on the victims and the investigation)

A girl cries outside the Willie de Leon Civic Center in Uvalde, Texas, where grief counseling will be offered. (Getty Images)
A sheriff sits on the sidewalk with two women outside Robb Elementary School as state troopers monitor the shooting scene (Getty Images)
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A woman cries and hugs a young girl while on the phone outside the Willie de Leon Civic Center (Getty Images)
Friends and families gather in mourning outside the Willie de Leon Civic Center where grief counseling will be offered in Uvalde (Getty Images)
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People stand in the Robb Elementary School neighborhood (Getty Images)
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President Biden salutes a marine as he walks off Marine One after returning from his first trip to Asia to deliver remarks on the shooting. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
A U.S. Secret Service officer lowers the American flag to half staff over the White House following the shooting. (Getty Images)
President Biden pauses while delivering remarks from the Roosevelt Room of the White House (Getty Images)

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