Harrowing details of the Robb Elementary massacre emerged when the accused teenage gunman reportedly killed all 19 children and two teachers in a classroom.
Authorities said suspected gunman Salvador Ramos, 18, crashed his vehicle near Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas before storming into the school and opening fire on Tuesday morning.
Officials have released chilling details about the moments leading up to the school massacre.
Lt. Christopher Olivarez of the Texas Department of Public Safety told NBC’s Today on Wednesday that all of the victims were in the same fourth-grade classroom.
Olivarez said the Ramos barricaded himself in the classroom and “shot anyone who got in his way.”
As the shooting occurred, officers prowled the campus, smashing windows and attempting to evacuate children and staff.
They then managed to force entry into the classroom where the shooter was located.
The exact number of injuries has yet to be determined; However, according to Olivarez, several children were injured in the classroom.
“It’s a small classroom that seats between 25 and 30 students plus two teachers. … So you don’t have an exact number of how many students were in that classroom, but it could vary,” Olivarez told CNN.
“It was a classroom environment, a typical classroom environment, where there are mass groups of kids in this classroom and there’s nowhere to go.”
Texas State Senator Roland Gutierrez told CNN that Ramos shot his grandma before he went to school.
It is reported that the couple had a falling out over his failure to graduate.
Police say Ramos then drove his vehicle to the school and crashed into a ditch before continuing to rampage.
Olivarez said there was no law enforcement pursuit prior to the crash.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Ramos was killed by responding officials. His motive remains unknown.
Ramos bought two guns that were used in the attack on his 18th birthday.
Sources told KPRC 2 that Ramos purchased two AR platform rifles on May 17 and 20.
One was left in Ramos’ crashed car. The other, a Daniel Defense, was recovered from the elementary school, the outlet reported.
Also, on May 18, he bought 375 rounds of 5,56 ammunition. According to records, seven 30-round magazines were discovered at the school.
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