Uvalde, Texas, Gunman Posted Facebook Messages Saying He Would Shoot His Grandmother and Attack an Elementary School Just Moments Before Massacre That Killed 19 Children and Two Adults

People gather at Robb Elementary School, the scene of a mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, U.S., May 25, 2022. REUTERS/Nuri Vallbona

The Texas school gunman wrote on Facebook that he would shoot his grandmother and attack an elementary school just moments before the attack that left 19 children and 2 adults dead.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said at a press conference on Wednesday that the 18-year-old gunman posted on Facebook about 30 minutes before he reached Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

In his first message, he said he was going to shoot his grandmother. That post was followed by a second, saying he had shot his grandmother.

The third post — which was posted less than 15 minutes before arriving at the school — said “I’m going to shoot an elementary school,” according to Abbott.

DPS Director Steve McCraw said at the press conference that the message the gunman sent about attacking an elementary school didn’t specify which school he was targeting.

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SOURCE: Insider, Rebecca Cohen and Natalie Musumeci