Prayer Vigil Held in Houston Following Uvalde School Shooting

Community members gathered in Houston on Tuesday evening, May 24, following a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, that left at least 19 students and two adults dead, officials said.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said the 18-year-old suspect, a resident of Uvalde, was dead. “It’s believed that responding officers killed him,” he added.

President Joe Biden addressed the nation on Tuesday evening, saying it was time to stand up to the gun lobby.

Houston Public Media reporter Lucio Vasquez said he filmed this footage Tuesday from the George Thomas Mickey Leland Federal Building as Texas reeled from the devastating shooting. Credit: Lucio Vasquez/Houston Public Media via Storyful

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