After rushing into a Texas elementary school on Tuesday, 24th May, a teen gunman slaughtered at least 19 children and two teachers, the latest in a series of gun-related mass killings in the United States and the country’s bloodiest school shooting in almost a decade.
Authorities say the carnage began when the 18-year-old suspect, Salvador Ramos, shot his own grandmother, who fortunately survived.
He drove away from the scene and crashed near the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, about 80 miles (130 kilometers) west of San Antonio. There, he went on a deadly rampage that ended when he was shot and killed by police.
Texas Gunman sends a mysterious message before killing small childrens’
Further, the 18-year-old shooter had posted a mysterious message to a stranger on Instagram hours before opening fire on youngsters at a Texas school. ‘I’m about to’, to a stranger on Instagram. He was using an account with the username “salv8dor_”.
Photos of weaponry and a mirror selfie of himself were found on his Instagram account, which is thought to be his. The account also posted a snapshot of two weapons with a tag to another user.