Texas shooting: Gunman sent messages before deadly attack

Texas shooting: Gunman sent messages before deadly attack

May 26, 2022 by BBC

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  • By Robert Greenall & Angelica Casas & Chelsea Bailey BBC News, London and Uvalde Image source, EPA The gunman responsible for a deadly school shooting in Texas sent messages about the attack minutes before it happened, the state governor says.
  • A later post declared he had done so, and in a final one sent 15 minutes before the shooting, he announced he would target an elementary school.
  • It is legal to buy a gun at 18 in Texas, and according to US media, the attacker bought his soon after his birthday.
  • He then proceeded to shoot 19 children and two teachers dead, before officers converged on the classroom and a border patrol officer who had responded while nearby killed him, according to Mr Abbott.

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