New details emerge in elementary school shooting timeline

ABC News’ senior investigative correspondent Aaron Katersky discusses the holes in the timeline of the Uvalde elementary school shooting.
3:47 | 05/27/22

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MARIA, THANK YOU. WE ARE EXPECTING MORE INFORMATION WITHIN THE HOUR AS INVESTIGATORS EXAMINE THE LAW ENFORCEMENT RESPONSE TO THIS SHOOTING. ERICA TURKEY JOINS ME LIVE NOW FOR MORE. AARON, THEY TRIED TO CLARIFY THIS YESTERDAY BUT IT STILL LEFT A LOT OF QUESTIONS UNANSWERED, SO WHAT HOLES ARE THEY TRYING TO FILL AT THIS POINT? >> TWO THINGS ARE LOOKING, AT DIANE. ONE IS OUTSIDE. AND WHEN EXACTLY DID THE SHOOTER ARRIVED? WHAT WAS HE DOING? THEY'VE GOT A TEN-MINUTE WINDOW. IT APPEARS THAT THE GUNMAN CRASHED THE CAR AND OPENED FIRE ON TWO WITNESSES TO THE CAR CRASH, AND THEN SEEMS TO BE WALKING AROUND THE SCHOOL, FIRING AT THE BUILDING, BEFORE MAKING HIS WAY INSIDE. ONE QUESTION, WHY WAS HE NOT CONFRONTED BY OFFICERS AS THE GOVERNOR INITIALLY SAID, WE DON'T KNOW FROM THE STATE POLICE, IT DOES NOT APPEAR THAT HE WAS CONFRONTED BY ANYONE. AND WHY WAS THE DOOR UNLOCKED THAT HE WAS ABLE TO GO IN? IS IT BECAUSE THERE WAS A PARENT INVEST EVENT? THE OTHER THING IS THE HOUR GAP WHILE THE GOVERNMENT WAS INSIDE THE SCHOOL. AS MARIA POINTS OUT, AN EXCRUCIATINGLY LONG PERIOD OF TIME BEFORE HE IS TAKEN DOWN BY A TACTICAL TEAM IN CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION. THE PROTOCOL FOR ACTIVE SHOOTERS AROUND THE COUNTRY HAS BEEN TO GO IN, NOT TO WAIT FOR TACTICAL GEAR OR HEAVIER ARMAMENTS. BUT TO GO AND WITH WHATEVER YOU HAVE. SOME OFFICERS DID GO IN. THEY WERE REPELLED BY GUNFIRE. BUT WE'VE SEEN THESE VIDEOS OF OTHER OFFICERS OUTSIDE. >> THERE ARE ALSO ACCOUNTS, NOW, OF FAMILY OFFICERS WHO SAY THEY WERE THERE, FRUSTRATED THE POLICE WERE NOT ENTERING THE BUILDING, AND THAT THEY WERE ACTUALLY HANDCUFFED TRYING TO EITHER ENCOURAGE POLICE TO GO IN, OR MAYBE TRYING TO GO IN THEMSELVES. THE U.S. MARSHALS OFFICER SAYING THE NOBODY WAS ARRESTED, NOBODY WAS HANDCUFFED. WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THAT? >> WE HAVE TO FIGURE THE DISCREPANCY. WE HAVE SEEN THE ACCOUNTS FROM THE PARENTS AND TO THE NEW YORK TIMES, SAYING THEY WERE PHYSICALLY RESTRAINED AND EVEN HANDCUFFED. AND PREVENTED FROM TRYING TO GET TO THEIR OWN LOVED ONES BY U.S. MARSHALS AND OTHER OFFICERS ON SCENE. THE MARSHAL SERVICE SAYING THEY DID NOT ARREST ANYBODY, DID NOT PUT ANYONE IN HANDCUFFS. BUT PARENTS ARE CLEARLY ANGRY OUT THE RESPONSE, AND THAT THEY WERE INHIBITED FROM DOING SOMETHING THEY FEEL SOME OF THE POLICE OFFICERS WERE UNWILLING TO DO. >> DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY IS ASKING FOR PATIENTS RIGHT NOW AS THEY TRY TO GATHER MORE INFORMATION AND GET THE STORY CLEAR. GIVEN HOW MUCH THE STORY HAS ALREADY CHANGED, HOW DO YOU THINK THIS IS AFFECTING THE CREDIBILITY WITH THAT COMMUNITY? >> WE HAVE ALREADY HEARD FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT AROUND THE COUNTRY, SAYING, THIS IS A DISGRACE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT. NOT ONLY RESPONSE, BUT TO THE WAY THE INFORMATION HAS BEEN UNFOLDING. BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN INCORRECT IN THE NUMBER OF STAGES, AND CORRECT -- CORRECTED. ONE THING THEY HAVE CONCEDED IS THAT THERE ARE QUESTIONS THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO ANSWER TO SATISFY THE PUBLIC, AND FIGURE OUT WHAT HAS HAPPENED. WHERE THE OFFICERS IN PROPER COMMUNICATION? DID THE OFFICERS OUTSIDE EVEN KNOW IT WAS UNFOLDING RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM? WERE THEY TRULY CORRECT DURATION? WE ARE TREATED NOT AS AN ACTIVE SHOOTER BUT SADLY AS A SUSPECT WHO WAS BARRICADED. SHOOTING ALREADY DONE? STILL SO MANY QUESTIONS TONIGHT, SIR TODAY. >> THEY ALL ARE TO THE SAME QUESTION, WHICH IS, COULD THIS HAVE BEEN STOPPED? THOSE QUESTIONS ARE NOW GOING EVEN FARTHER BACK THEN EVERYTHING THAT YOU AND I JUST DISCUSSED. AMONG OTHER, THINGS ABC NEWS IS NOW BEING TOLD THAT THE SHOOTER SENT CONCERNING MESSAGES TO PEOPLE. PEOPLE NOW SAYING, HE SENT ME STRANGER MESSAGES, POSTS TRENDS MESSAGES ON SOCIAL MEDIA. WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT? THAT >> IS WHERE DIGITAL RED FLAGS THAT WERE SENT TO USERS THAT THE SUSPECT HAD MET ONLINE. AND SOME OF THEM SEEM TO INDICATE THAT HE WOULD BE VIOLENCE. THEY

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