A teenage girl from Germany says twisted Texas gunman Salvador Ramos warned her he was going to shoot up an elementary school 15 minutes before he opened fire killing 19 students and two teachers.
The 15-year-old, known only as Cece, and 18-year-old Ramos had been messaging over Instagram and FaceTime for weeks after meeting online.
Screenshots of the pair’s correspondence, provided by the girl to CNN, reveal they were exchanging messages just after 11:01am CT – less than half hour before Ramos stormed Robb Elementary School in Uvalde.
The 18-year-old gunman had earlier told the Cece how he had shot his grandmother in the face and was planning to attack an elementary school.
‘I just shot my grandma in her head,’ he wrote at 11:06am.
‘Ima go shoot up a[n] elementary school rn [right now],’ he wrote seconds later.
The deranged shooter killed 19 kids and two teachers and wounded dozens more less than half hour later.
The girls says she now regrets not reporting the chilling texts to cops until after the massacre.
‘Maybe I could’ve changed the outcome,’ Cece told The New York Times Wednesday. ‘I just could never guess that he’d actually do this.’
The girl told the outlet she read the messages as soon as he sent them but was ‘curious’ as to whether he was serious.
After the shooting appeared on the news the next day, she said she contacted US authorities.
The girl, who lives in Frankfurt, said she began chatting with Ramos on May 9.
Ramos reportedly sent the girl selfie videos and spoke of plans to eventually visit her in Europe, videos and text messages viewed by CNN reveal.
The gunman reportedly sent a screenshot of a Google flight itinerary from San Antonio, 80 miles from where the teen lived with his grandmother.
‘I’m coming over soon,’ he reportedly wrote.
Ramos turned 18 a week later on May 16. Cece said it was about this time that she received a video call from the shooter from a gun store, where he told her he was purchasing an AR-15 rifle.
In the days that followed, Cece says Ramos’ remarks grew more concerning, and began to revolve more around firearms.