UVALDE, Tex. The gunman who opened fire at an elementary school here shared his intentions to carry out an attack in private social media messages shortly before slaughtering at least 19 children and two adults, officials said Wednesday.
Speaking a day after the gunman attacked Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Tex., authorities laid out a bleak account of the carnage that had devastated this community. They said the gunman, wielding rifles he had purchased only days earlier, shot his grandmother in the face before storming the school, where he massacred small children all of them, the officials said, inside a single classroom.
Evil swept across Uvalde yesterday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said at a news briefing on Wednesday.