An Instagram page apparently linked to Uvalde gunman Salvador Ramos was deleted shortly after the mass shooting that killed 15 people, including 14 primary school students.
The site featured images of guns. You can see photos from the Instagram page in this story.
Ramos, 18, was the mass shooter at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, killing 14 students and a teacher. Texas Governor Greg Abbott confirmed in a press conference.
“The shooter is no longer alive,” Abbott said at the news conference. “The shooter was Salvador Ramos, an 18-year-old man who lived in Uvalde.” The mass shooting took place around noon on May 24, 2022.
Although the Instagram page was not publicly authenticated by authorities, it was removed shortly after the shooting. The site followed the students at Uvalde High School. Several people who claim to know the shooter posted about the page on their Instagram Stories after the massacre, saying it belonged to Ramos.
Here’s what you need to know:
The Instagram page contains images of weapons
The Instagram page contains several images of firearms, as well as selfies.
This photo was posted on the Instagram page. Another Instagram user shared it with her story as well, writing, “Salvador there’s no way you did that, it can’t have been you.”
Ramos entered the school with a handgun and possibly a rifle, the governor said. He shot 14 students and killed a teacher, the governor confirmed.
“Mr. Ramos, the shooter, himself is deceased and responding officers are believed to have killed him. Two responding officers were hit by bullets but have no serious injuries,” Abbott said on May 24, 2022. Abbott said the shooter was a US citizen.
Instagram page @Salv8dor_ tagged a random woman and wrote: “I Got Lil Secret”
The Instagram page under the username @salv8dor_ was taken down after Abbott revealed the shooter’s name. The report included two selfies of a teenager who appears to be the shooter, along with photos of two guns. Another photo showed a person holding a gun magazine on their lap. The account followed several Instagram users who were confirmed by Heavy to be students at Uvalde High School.
And another account shared messages she says the shooter sent her days before the shooting. This account was tagged by the shooter in his only Instagram post. The tagged account says in an Instagram story posted after the shooting that she doesn’t live in Texas and doesn’t know the shooter personally.
The woman posted messages she said were from a stranger who tagged her in a gun post on Instagram. “I have a little secret. I want to tell you,” one message said.
“I don’t know him and I don’t even live in Texas,” she wrote in her story. “He’s a stranger. I don’t know anything about him. He decided to tag me at his gun post. I am so sorry for the victims and their families. I really don’t know what to say.”
The woman also shared the message exchange she said was with the Instagram user.
“Be thankful I tagged you,” he wrote in a message she shared. “No, it’s just scary…” she wrote back.
“I’ll be right there,” he wrote in a message, but didn’t elaborate.
“About what?” she asked.
“I’ll tell you before 11,” he wrote.
The shooting took place at noon.
“The only reason I answered him was because I was scared of him. I wish I’d stayed awake to at least try to convince him not to commit his crime. I don’t know,” the woman wrote in her story.
Another person wrote on Instagram, Sharing a photo from the side: “Salvador Ramos was his name…I had no idea he was like that and if I had known…I wouldn’t have followed him. I barely knew him… we only had one normal conversation… we spoke twice…”
A video may show the shooter entering the elementary school
This video from the scene has appeared on Facebook. Some believe it shows the shooter entering the school. “What my girls just sent me is on Robb’s. Prayers for the children and staff,” wrote Elsa G Ruizwho shared the video on Facebook.
The motive is investigated.
President Joe Biden will address the school shooting later tonight and has been briefed on it, his press secretary said. “His prayers are with the families affected by this terrible event and he will speak tonight when he arrives back at the White House.” she tweeted.
The suspect may have shot his grandmother before entering the school, the governor revealed. Ramos was a student at Uvalde High School, according to Abbott.
“Subject is reported to have shot his grandmother just before he started school. I have no further information about the connection between these two shootings,” the governor said at the press conference.
ABC News reports that the shooting took place at the school, debunking early reports that the shooting took place outside. Abbott said the gunman exited his car before entering the school and opening fire.
Authorities are “investigating his connection to the school” and are “working on a name and trawling social media,” ABC News reported.
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