Community members are mourning and law enforcement is still looking for answers two days after an 18-year-old gunman shot and killed 19 children and two adults at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.
On Wednesday, officials released new details about the gunman’s actions before and during the shooting, though they are still looking for a motive.
Meanwhile, Uvalde residents gathered in an arena to honor the victims and comfort their neighbors. And as the nation reels, people are looking for ways to help the community and prevent future tragedies.
Here’s where things stand on Thursday morning.
The shooter sent social media messages about his plans
The gunman shot his grandmother in the face and posted on social media about it 15 minutes before fleeing and driving to Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott said at a Wednesday news conference.
“Anyone who shoots his grandmother in the face has to have evil in his heart, but it is far more evil for someone to gun down little kids,” he said.