THE suspected Robb Elementary school shooter sent chilling messages on social media before allegedly killing 19 people in a shooting Tuesday.
An Instagram user revealed the haunting messages allegedly sent by the suspected shooter, Salvador Ramos, 18.
The account claiming to be the alleged gunman, which has since been taken down, tagged a random user in a photo featuring weapons before the attack in Uvalde, Texas.
“You gonna repost my gun pics,” wrote the shooter.
The person he tagged, who claims that she does not know the shooter and doesn’t live in Texas, asked: “What your guns gotta do with me?”
The shooter writes back: “Just wanted to tag you.”
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Throughout the conversation, which the Instagram user provides through screenshots, the shooter keeps contacting the user with vague messages.
“I’m about to,” he writes without any explanation, only responding with, “I’ll tell you before 11” when the user asks what his original message meant.
“I’ll text you in a hour.
“But you HAVE TO RESPOND. I got a lil secret. I wanna tell u”
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In a statement posted to the user’s story, they have also made a highlight on their account, the user wrote: “The only reason I responded to him was because I was afraid of him.
“I wish I stayed awake to at least try to convince him to not commit his crime I didn’t know.
“I don’t know him and I don’t even live in Texas.”
Since the news of the shooting was released, multiple fake accounts with the alleged shooter’s photo have been made on Instagram.
Because of this, the tagged user made another statement on their story, writing: “All of the people posing as him are sick. You’re disgusting.”
The Sun has reached out to the Instagram user for comment but it is believed they have turned off messages at this current time.
Footage near the school showed the suspected gunman approaching the building while what sounds like gunfire going off in the background.
The video was shared on social media as concerned parents raced to the school searching for their children.
The alleged shooter engaged in a shootout with border patrol authorities before barricading himself inside the school. Police later confirmed that he died.
Authorities confirmed that the suspect acted alone and the children who were killed and injured are between third, fourth and fifth grades.
“There is an active shooter at Robb Elementary. Law enforcement is on site.” The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District said at the time. “Your cooperation is needed at this time by not visiting the campus. As soon as more information is gathered it will be shared.”
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Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin initially told Fox News that the shooting took place off-campus, but the alleged shooter ran into the school and barricaded himself inside.
The school has since been evacuated and there is a heavy law enforcement presence in the area.