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What investigators found searching through Uvalde shooter’s belongings

Investigators have now catalogued proof collected from the gunman’s residence, cellular phone, and the truck he crashed close to Robb Elementary.

UVALDE, Texas — Investigators combing through the Robb Elementary shooter’s belongings collected weaponry price hundreds of {dollars}. 

Law enforcement officers found 20 bins of ammunition, a minimum of 17 30-round magazines, and an AR-15 fashion rifle – all along with the munitions the gunman used inside the college.

A decide allowed legislation enforcement to look the house the shooter lived in, the truck he crashed exterior the college, and a cellular phone officers found subsequent to his physique. 

“You add all that up and it’s about $5,000,” stated Greg Shaffer, a former particular agent for the FBI. “I know he worked in the restaurant industry and lived at home, so he didn’t have a lot of expenses. Still, that’s a lot of money to spend on those kinds of weapons.”

It’s not clear the place the shooter acquired the money to pay for these munitions. 

He turned 18 on May 16, simply eight days earlier than he entered Robb Elementary and killed 19 fourth-grade college students and their two academics. 

On May 17, he legally bought a Smith & Wesson M&P 15 rifle. The subsequent day, he purchased 375 rounds of ammunition. On May 20, he bought the Daniel Defense M4 V7 rifle he used inside the college.

In the quick aftermath of this taking pictures, calls are rising louder for lawmakers to lift the minimal age to buy an assault rifle from 18 to 21.

Shaffer, now CEO of a safety consulting agency, stated investigators are virtually actually following a money path. 

“A lot of questions still need to be answered,” he stated.

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