Here Is What a State Lawmaker Was Told About the Gunman's Weapons




  • In Politics
  • 2022-05-25 17:37:17Z
  • By The New York Times
 

Just days after turning 18 this month, the gunman who killed 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school Tuesday purchased two "AR platform rifles" and 375 rounds of ammunition, according to a State Police briefing received by state Sen. John Whitmire of Houston.

One of the assault rifles was left in a truck believed to have been driven by the gunman that was found crashed near the elementary school Tuesday. The other rifle, referred to in the briefing as "a Daniel Defense," was found in the school with the gunman, along with at least seven 30-round magazines.

Paperwork filed with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives listed the gunman's address as his grandmother's house, where she was also found shot Tuesday.

Investigators with the Texas Rangers were looking into reports that the grandmother, who survived, might have been a former employee of the school, Whitmire said he was told in the briefing.

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