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Salvador Ramos, 18, carried out the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School, Uvalde, on Tuesday local time.

Ramos was killed by responding law enforcement, leaving a community reeling and renewed calls for gun control ringing out through the US.

Here’s what we know about how the latest US mass shooting played out.

Salvador Ramos, 18, carried out a mass shooting that left 19 children dead at Robb Elementary School in Texas. (Instagram)
The timeline of the Robb Elementary School mass shooting. (9News)

May 17: Ramos buys an assault rifle shortly after his 18th birthday.

May 18: Ramos buys a quantity of ammunition.

May 20: Ramos buys a second assault rifle. The bullets and the guns were all purchased legally.

May 24, 11am: Ramos messaged a 15-year-old girl in Frankfurt, Germany, with whom he’d been speaking online since May 9.

He was upset because his grandmother was talking to AT&T about his phone.

Minutes later, he messaged the girl to say, “I just shot my grandmother in her head.”

“Ima go shoot up a elementary school right now.”

His grandmother fled the house and remains in hospital.

Ramos got into the car and drove away.

11.30am: Ramos’ car crashes near Robb Elementary School. He gets out, wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying a rifle.

A school resources officer approaches him, but is unable to halt the 18-year-old.

11.32am: Ramos exchanges gunfire with police and enters Robb Elementary School, where hundreds of primary-aged students are enrolled.

He moves through the school until he finds a class full of students, and opens fire on them.

11.43am: A lockdown for the school is announced. Law enforcement officers corner Ramos in the classroom and kill him.

12.17pm: The shooting is announced by the school district on social media.

12.23pm: Parents are asked to come and pick up their children.

1.06pm: Police report the shooter was killed by responding officers.

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