At least 15 people have been killed in a shooting at a Texas elementary school, according to the governor.

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A gun attack at a Texas elementary school has killed 14 children and a teacher. The attacker was also dead, said Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday, according to the AFP news agency.

The US broadcaster ABC initially reported two dead and around a dozen injured after an incident with an “active shooter”. According to local broadcaster Kens5, it was still unclear whether the fatalities were children. According to ABC, the suspect is dead, according to other media reports, he has been caught.

The incident happened at an elementary school in the city of Uvalde, about 135 kilometers west of San Antonio. Deadly gun attacks are common in the United States. Schools are also often affected.

Just over a week ago, a gunman with an assault rifle opened fire in a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, killing 13 people. The 18-year-old suspect was arrested at the scene. According to investigators, the act was racially motivated – 11 of the 13 victims were black.