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Texas School Shooting: Greece extends heartfelt condolences to victims’ families

“Devastated by the news of the horrific elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that claimed the lives of so many children” the Greek Foreign Ministry posted on Twitter on Wednesday.

“In this hour of grief, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families and our deepest sympathies to the people and the government of the of USA” the ministry added.

21 people, among them 19 children in the same fourth-grade classroom and two teachers were shot dead by an 18-year-old gunman identified as Salvador Ramos, a former student at the school in Uvalde near San Antonio.

Ramos legally bought two AR-style rifles just days before the attack, soon after his 18th birthday, state senators briefed by law enforcement said.

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