Spurs offer words of support to Uvalde, Robb Elementary families

Current and former Spurs moved swiftly in the wake of the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde to offer their condolences to the victims’ families and express outrage at the nation’s latest horrific act of gun violence.

“Prayers for Uvalde, Texas,” guard Lonnie Walker tweeted. “When will this end this breaks my heart. Something has to change, children, grocery stores this is sickening.”

An 18-year-old man killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary on Tuesday. The rampage came after Salvador Ramos, who investigators identified as a Uvalde resident, barricaded himself inside a single classroom and “began shooting anyone that was in his way,” according to authorities.

The massacre ended when law enforcement officers broke into the classroom and killed Ramos, who used an AR-style rifle to gun down the children and their teachers.

State Senator Roland Gutierrez said Texas Rangers told him Ramos bought two assault-style rifles from a store in Uvalde County earlier this month on his 18th birthday, the first day he could legally do so.

“Prayers out to all the families involved in the school shooting at Robb Elementary…seems like a weekly thing in this country,” guard Tre Jones tweeted. “Don’t know what else needs to happen for something to change. Kids go to school and aren’t even safe.”

The Uvalde massacre was the deadliest U.S. school shooting since a man killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown,…

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