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The gunman who shot dead 19 children and two adults at an elementary school in Uvalde city of Texas on Tuesday had shared his plan on Facebook before carrying out the attack, Reuters reported.

At a press conference on Wednesday, Governor Greg Abbott said that 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, who was killed by responding officers, wrote about shooting his grandmother and then attacking the school on the social media platform.

The governor said that Ramos’ grandmother, whom the suspect had shot in the face shortly before attacking the school, survived and called the police. He added that Ramos had no known criminal or mental health history, according to The Guardian.

However, a spokesperson for Meta said that the Facebook posts described by Abbott were private text messages that were discovered after the tragedy. “We are closely cooperating with law enforcement in their ongoing investigation,” the spokesperson added.

Tuesday’s attack at the Robb Elementary School was one of the deadliest attacks at an American school since a gunman killed 26 people, including 20 children, in a rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in 2012.

The attack took place ten days after ten people were killed in a racially-motivated shooting at a supermarket in New York’s Buffalo city. The authorities had said that most of the residents shot at were…

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