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'So similar yet worlds apart': Vancouverites react to Texas school shooting

The Texas school shooting was felt by many Canadians, including Vancouverites.
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The school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, broke the hearts of many Canadians as they react to the tragedy on social media.

Tuesday marked the deadliest shooting at a U.S. school since 2012, and the tragedy has been felt across the world.

An 18-year-old gunman opened fire on May 25 at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, killing at least 19 children and two adults, according to officials. Local police said that the gunman was killed by responding officers, though police had waited outside of the school before going in.

Many Metro Vancouver residents took to social media to express heartbreak and offer condolences to grieving parents and families of the victims. One local, Benny Yau, wrote that he held back tears reading while about those affected by the tragedy.

The hashtag #AsACanadian quickly gained momentum across the country as Canadians tweeted about gun laws and the deadly shooting from a Canadian perspective.

Some Vancouverites juxtaposed the American firearm legislature with the country's abortion debate in light of the leaked Roe v. Wade case decision.

 

@vancouvermama When will you have had enough? 😔 #uvaldetexas #americangunlaws #kidsoverguns #uvaldeschoolshooting #timeforchange #concernedparent ♬ original sound - Vancouver Mama