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Amerie Jo Garza, a fourth-grade student at Robb Elementary in the city of Uvalde, Texas, was murdered in cold blood Tuesday morning by 18-year-old ‘lonesome’ Salvador Ramos, who entered the school with a gun. , a rifle and bulletproof vests before opening fire on classrooms full of children in an attack that also featured two teachers.
Berlinda Irene Arreola, Amerie’s grandmother, said Ramos told the class ‘you’re going to die’ before he began his massacre: shooting her granddaughter to death as she tried to call 911. Amerie was sitting next to her best friend who was he was “covered in his blood,” Berlinda told the Daily Beast.
Then the gunman came in and told the children, “You’re going to die.” And [Amerie] had her phone and called 911. And instead of grabbing it and breaking it or taking it from her, she shot him. She was sitting right next to her best friend. Her best friend was covered in blood,” Berlinda said.
Two boys, Xavier López, 10, and Uziyah García, 9, and three more girls, Makenna Elrod, 10, Eliahana Torres, also 10, and Ellie, whose age and last name were not released, also died in the attack. available immediately. . Eva Mireles, 44, and Irma García, a mother of four, were the two teachers shot to death.
Ramos was eventually stopped by a Border Patrol agent who had been manning a nearby checkpoint and rushed into the school. The two exchanged fire, Ramos shot and died. The officer was injured, a local official said, but was able to walk out of the school.
More than a dozen children were also injured in the attack, including a 10-year-old girl who was taken to hospital in the nearby city of San Antonio in critical condition. A 66-year-old woman, believed to be the grandmother of Ramos, whom she shot at the start of her killing spree, was in the same hospital, also in critical condition.
A second hospital inside Uvalde said 13 children had been brought to it, without saying what condition they were in. Police warned late Tuesday that the death toll is expected to rise.
Just hours before the murders took place, Ramos had messaged an acquaintance on Instagram saying he had a “little secret” he wanted to share, having earlier tagged her in a photo of two guns he himself bought on his birthday. 18 years. His TikTok account also featured a short user bio that read: ‘Kids Be Scared’.
Children confirmed killed by family members included 10-year-olds Xavier Lopez, Eliahana Torres and Makenna Elrod, and eight-year-old Uziyah Garcia.
The grieving parents also confirmed that another girl named Ellie Garcia has died.
“My nephew was the victim of a school shooting today,” Mitch Renfro wrote on Facebook, confirming Garcia’s death. “[She] was killed by a crazy man,” he added.
Among the disappeared were Rogelio Torres and Nevaeh Bravo.
The father of 10-year-old Annabelle Guadalupe Rodríguez said she, too, was still missing.
“She horribly and incomprehensibly shot and killed 14 students and killed a teacher,” Abbott told a news conference. The death toll was later revised to 19 children.
‘There are families who are in mourning right now. And the state of Texas mourns them.
An image of the gunman also began to emerge as a bullied loner, bullied at school because of a lisp, a habit of wearing eyeliner, his clothes, and because he came from a poor family.
Ramos’ home in Uvalde is seen Tuesday as police try to figure out a motive for the shooting.
Ruben Flores, who knew Ramos’ family, said he had an unstable home life and fought with his mother, with whom he grew up with two sisters in a house about a five-minute drive from Robb Elementary.
Police had been called to the house on more than one occasion, Flores added.
She said that Ramos had moved in with his grandmother ‘a few months ago’. Flores said the grandmother was in the process of evicting Ramos’ mother from her home, which the old woman owned.
The deadly assault in Texas follows a series of mass shootings across the United States this month.
On May 14, an 18-year-old self-proclaimed white supremacist gunned down 10 people in a Buffalo, New York grocery store, targeting Black people.
The next day, a man blocked the door of a church in Laguna Woods, California and opened fire on his Taiwanese-American congregation, killing one person and wounding five.
Annabelle Guadalupe Rodríguez’s father said that the 10-year-old girl is still missing
Despite recurring mass shootings, multiple initiatives to reform gun regulations have failed in the US Congress, leaving states and local councils to strengthen, or weaken, their own restrictions.
“I’m so sorry for the victims and their families. I really don’t know what to say.”
She then added, “The only reason I answered him was because I was scared of him. I wish I had stayed up to at least try to talk him out of committing his crime.” She didn’t know.
When asked by an Instagram user if she was her girlfriend, she replied, “I don’t know him and I don’t even live in Texas.”
Robb Elementary School, which has an enrollment of 600 students, is located in the city of Uvalde, the hometown of Matthew McConaughey, 60 miles east of the Mexican border and 80 miles west of San Antonio.
A school friend of Ramos said he also sent her photos of her gun.
“He was texting me here and there, and four days ago he sent me a picture of the AR that he was wearing…and a backpack full of 5.56 rounds, probably like seven clips,” the friend told CNN.