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Texas: 18-year-old gunman warned online he was going to shoot up school

Governor Greg Abbott says 18-year-old Salvador Ramos used an AR-15 in the bloodbath Tuesday at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde.

PTI Reported by: PTI New Delhi Updated on: May 25, 2022 23:48 IST
Flowers and candles are placed outside Robb Elementary
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Flowers and candles are placed outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Wednesday, May 25, 2022, to honor the victims killed in Tuesday's shooting at the school.

Highlights

  • Texas Governor said gunman who killed 19 children, 2 teachers warned on social media about attack
  • Governor Greg Abbott said 18-year-old Salvador Ramos used an AR-15 in the bloodbath
  • Abbott said Ramos had no known criminal or mental health history

The governor of Texas says the gunman who killed 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school warned on social media minutes before the attack that he was going to shoot up a school.

Governor Greg Abbott says 18-year-old Salvador Ramos used an AR-15 in the bloodbath Tuesday at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde.

About 30 minutes beforehand, Ramos made three social media posts. According to the governor, Ramos posted that he was going to shoot his grandmother, then that he had shot the woman, and finally that he was going to shoot up an elementary school.

Seventeen people were also injured in the attack.

Abbott said Ramos had no known criminal or mental health history.

“Evil swept across Uvalde yesterday," Abbott said.

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