The shooting in Texas killed twenty-nine people including a fourth grader and his teacher. Authorities believe that Salvador Ramos shot his grandmother before going to school and then opened fire. Ramos is the suspected shooter and has been charged with murder. Police have been investigating the case for several weeks.
Jose Flores, 10, was a fourth-grader at Robb Elementary
Jose Flores, Jr., who was one of the 19 children killed in a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, was an amazing boy. He had a love for baseball and was on the honor roll at school. He was a great big brother to his two younger siblings.
Jose was also very helpful around the house. His mother said he loved playing video games and being with babies. His father said he had a lot of energy. “He was a great boy,” said Jose’s father.
Jose Flores and his classmates were about to go on summer break when the shooter opened fire. The gunman barricaded himself inside the classroom and began shooting indiscriminately, killing 17 students and two teachers. He was later shot dead by law enforcement officers.
Jose Flores, 10, was an honor roll student a few days before the shooting. His mother, Leslie Ruiz, said that Jose was a good brother and always took care of his little brother. Despite his younger brother, Jose was always there to help and support his sister.
Salvador Ramos is suspected of being the shooter
Salvador Ramos is suspected of being the gunman who killed 14 students and a teacher at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The shooting took place around 11 a.m., and police say that he purchased two semi-automatic rifles and 375 rounds of 5.56 ammunition. The gunman then barricaded himself in the fourth-grade classroom and started shooting children and anyone who got in his way. His actions were utterly barbaric, and his lack of regard for human life was apparent. The gunman was shot and killed by responding law enforcement officers.
The Uvalde Police Department said that Ramos entered the school through the west entrance, and then proceeded to walk 20 to 30 feet to a classroom door on his left. He then began shooting and reportedly fired more than 100 rounds into the building. Several video clips emerged of the incident, showing the heavy police response and terrified students. The Uvalde police department and Uvalde County deputy sheriff responded to the scene within minutes of Ramos’s attack. Seven officers and a school nurse were inside the building at the time of the attack, and they were able to quickly apprehend the shooter.
Police say Ramos bought a semi-automatic rifle on May 17, as well as 375 rounds of ammunition. On May 19, he returned to a gun store and purchased a second semi-automatic rifle. Police were able to shoot him dead at the scene, and the suspect is being held for questioning. The shooter had no prior criminal history and was in a primarily Latino community. Despite his seemingly benign past, Ramos exhibited signs of isolation and aggression. He sent cryptic messages to random teenagers via social media and posted pictures of guns and ammo.
He shot his grandmother before going to school
Authorities have said that a gunman shot his grandmother in the face before he entered a Texas school on Tuesday. The gunman’s grandmother called the police and informed them about the shooting. After the incident, the suspect crashed his car near the school. He then exited the vehicle and reached the school, carrying a rifle and backpack. When responding police officers arrived, they engaged the gunman and killed him. During the attack, multiple children were injured.
Authorities are analyzing the suspect’s social media accounts in an attempt to determine what motivated him to take action. Among his messages were references to killing his grandmother and shooting the elementary school. A spokesperson for Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, explained that the messages were not public. However, the gunman did write that he had no intention of telling anyone about his plan until his grandfather left the house.
Ramos’ grandmother was shot in the face by Ramos before he opened fire on the school. The grandmother, who was not present at the shooting, has been taken to a local hospital. Her condition is critical. Police are trying to determine whether the gunman acted alone or was assisted by law enforcement officers. After the shooting, Ramos fled the scene in his car, armed with a rifle. After the shooting, the car crashed into a ditch near the school, but law enforcement did not stop him. He then blew open the doors and entered the school, entering several classrooms.
He killed 19 students and two teachers
On Friday, a suspect who killed 19 students and two teachers at a Texas high school was identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos. The suspect, who wore body armor and a handgun, was shot by law enforcement officers before he was killed on the scene. The suspect also wounded several police officers. Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
Investigators were still trying to determine the motive of the gunman. According to people familiar with the case, the suspect had only recently turned 18 and did not have a criminal record. Moreover, his previous arrests may have been for juvenile offenses, and he purchased his firearms after his 18th birthday.
Ramos’ mother, Jennifer Ramirez, said she heard gunshots just before lunchtime. She then asked friends for help in finding her 10-year-old daughter, Ellie Ramirez. Meanwhile, Alithia Ramirez’s mother, Rosemarie Ramirez, was at a Dollar General in San Marcos, Texas, when she heard the news about her sister’s death.
The gunman was an 18-year-old from Uvalde, Texas. He purchased his weapon with his debit card and told his grandmother he wanted to kill kids. He also shot his grandmother before driving to the school. The shooter then entered the school with a rifle and killed 19 students and two teachers.
He also wounded a 45-year-old man
According to reports, the suspect, Nidal Hasan, had a semi-automatic pistol and opened fire at the Fort Hood processing center on February 12, killing 12 service members and injuring a 45-year-old man. The shooter was eventually shot by civilian police who were trying to apprehend Hasan. He was later taken into custody.
The incident has caused grief for many people. The parents of both victims were devastated by the tragedy. The mother of one of the victims was wounded. The father of the other victim, Mr. Verdusco, had a nine-year-old fourth-grader at the school. His wife, Ms. Mata, was injured and underwent emergency surgery. Her nephew was at the school when the shooting happened. After the shooting, the janitor quickly locked up the school building. The students and teachers then escaped the building through a side exit. They hid in the school yard until they were able to return home.
He was a son of a Customs and Border Patrol agent
Rogelio Martinez was a rule-follower and a good son. He was also a member of the US Border Patrol. He often called his mother from his work at the border. He died at a hospital in southwest Texas Sunday from traumatic head injuries. Another Border Patrol agent was also injured, sustaining broken bones.
When Raul Jr. got the phone call, he was at work working for a pest-control business and was already on the verge of packing up his three young children and moving out. He had just landed an interview with the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. His family was proud of him, but the situation was not easy for everyone.
While delivering the baby, CBP agent George Huertas introduced the child to his mother. Huertas’ sister told him the child was a miracle and had spent three months in the NICU. “I was in tears,” she told the agent. The CBP agent apologized and explained the situation.
He was a transgender man
The image of the transgender man shot in Texas is now being circulated on social media by far-right activists and inflammatory individuals. Although the image is not a real picture of the man who was shot, some people claim that it shows the shooter. The story was spread on the Alex Jones Info wars website and other far-right spaces.
Police in Houston have not said whether the shooting was a hate crime. However, the Human Rights Campaign says 2017 was the deadliest year for transgender people. The group’s records indicate that 44 transgender people were murdered last year, up from just 44 in 2020. The group says 77% of the victims of such attacks are transgender women of color.
The shooting happened in the 11600 block of Wood Shadows Drive near the East Freeway. Surveillance video of the scene shows a dark-colored sedan pulling into the neighborhood shortly before the shooting. However, the video is not clear on what happened because of a parked car. The shooter is still at large, but the police suspect another person.
The police have identified the suspect as Angelo Walker. Police have not released any other information about the suspect. They are investigating the killing as a homicide. The victim was not wearing any official identification.