Gunman Salvador Ramos sent a series of chilling text messages to a girl in Germany before massacring children and teachers at a Texas school.
Ramos, 18, had been talking to the 15-year-old girl for weeks on social media and FaceTime after befriending her online.
In interviews with and , the girl, identified by her nickname ‘Cece’ shared details of the messages she received from Ramos.
Ramos called the girl to tell her that he loved her at around 11am on Tuesday.
About 20 minutes later, he sent a text: ‘I just shot my grandma in her head.’
‘Ima go shoot up a elementary school rn,’ he added.
He then took off in his grandmother’s car, which he crashed outside of Robb Elementary School.
He entered the school without being stopped by school police before barricading himself in a classroom – killing 19 children and two teachers.
Cece told the news outlets she met Ramos about two weeks ago on Yubo, an app that lets people livestream themselves to strangers. The two had been chatting and talking over FaceTime daily, and he had reportedly promised to visit the girl in Frankfurt, Germany, where she lives.
Ramos called her from a gun store on his 18th birthday, telling her about the AR-15 rifle he was buying. In the following days, Ramos would refer to planning to do something with the gun — but she said it was never clear what.
Cece said she only understood the gravity of the messages she had been receiving after she saw the mass shooting unfolding on the news. She then contacted a friend in the US who helped her get in contact with law enforcement.
‘Maybe I could’ve changed the outcome,’ she told the Times. ‘I just could never guess that he’d actually do this.’
The girl told CNN that Ramos seemed ‘happy and comfortable’ when they talked, but that she could tell he spent lots of time alone at home.
‘Every time I talked to him, he never had plans with his friends,’ she said.
Another red flag, she said, was that he told her he ‘threw dead cats at people’s houses.’ The app Yubo released a statement saying it was cooperating with authorities, according to .
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