Wednesday, October 5

Texas shooting | Who was the author?

The suspect in a shooting that claimed the lives of fourteen children and a teacher at an elementary school in the town of Uvalde in Texas (USA) acted alone and allegedly shot his grandmother before heading to school.

Police Chief of the Uvalde School District, Pete Arredondo, said in a press conference that at this point in the investigation they believe that the alleged attacker, identified as Salvador Romas, 18 years old and who was later killed by the agents, acted alone in this “heinous” crime. Arredondo indicated that the attack on the Robb Elementary School, where children between the ages of 7 and 10 study, occurred around 11:37 local time (16:37 GMT).

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For his part, the governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, pointed out in another press conference that there is information that the alleged perpetrator of the shooting would have shot his grandmother before going to school. “I have no further information on the connection between those two shootings,” said Abbott, who did not provide details on the health status of the shooter’s grandmother. The governor added that, according to available data, Romas was American and a high school student of Uvalde.

Salvador Romas, 18, was American and studied at the local institute

The young man uploaded images of his weapons to his social networks, including his Instagram account, @ salv8dor_, closed minutes after his identity was known. Conversations have emerged with the user @epnupues, whom Romas tagged in the publications in which he showed his rifles, and who, before the shooting, told him that he would message her again an hour later, despite the fact that the girl, With whom he barely had a relationship, he had shown his rejection of the young man tagging her in the photos of his weapons.

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