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WATCH: Texas Governor Says School Shooter Illegally Possessed Weapons

On Friday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said at a press conference that the alleged 17-year-old shooter who killed several of his classmates at Santa Fe High School was illegally in possession of his weapons.

According to Abbott, the shooter was in illegal possession of a .38 revolver and a shotgun that he obtained from his father.

“Neither of these weapons were owned or legally possessed by the shooter,” Abbott said. “It is my information that both of these weapons were obtained by the shooter from his father.”

“It is my information at this time that the father legally owned these weapons,” Abbott continued. “I have no information at this time whether or not the father was aware that his son had taken these weapons from the father.”