UVALDE – The alleged perpetrator of the shooting at a school in the town of Uvalde (Texas, USA), which has left 19 children and two teachers dead, has been identified by the authorities as Salvador Ramos, an 18-year-old resident of in that population, who acted alone, according to the authorities.
Came to school after a car accident
Ramos broke into the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde at around 11:37 local time (16:37 GMT), after having a traffic accident. Inside the school opened fire on students and teachers, before being shot down For the police.
At the moment the motivations of the young man are unknownny if he entered the school accidentally due to its proximity to the accident site or if he did so intentionally.
Salvador Ramos was a US citizen
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has indicated that Ramos is a US citizen and that he had been a student at the Uvalde secondary school. His name and surname are Hispanic, but at the moment his ancestry is unknown.
Texas State Senator Roland Gutierrez noted Tuesday that Ramos was born in North Dakotawhich has not been confirmed by any other source.
Gunman shot his grandmother before the elementary school massacre
For his part, the spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, Chris Olivarez, explained to the media that before entering the school, Ramos, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, shot his grandmother at home, who was hospitalized in serious condition Tuesday night.
Later, the young man got into a vehicle and was involved in an accident near Robb Elementary School.
It was at that moment when the security forces received the first alert calls, indicating that an individual armed with a rifle was heading towards the school.
Suspect opened fire on officers
When the police arrived at the building, the aggressor opened fire on the agents and two were injured, Olivarez said, adding that Ramos immediately entered the school, entered a class and barricaded himself there, shooting at the students and two teachers. .
In the end, a specialized police team arrived at the school, where they managed to enter the classroom and shot Ramos down.
Shooter acted alone
On Tuesday, Uvalde School District Police Chief Pete Arredondo said Ramos acted alone and had no help from anyone.
Local media reported that Ramos allegedly had uploaded to an Instagram account, which has been suspended, photographs of guns.
Ramos was described as a lonely young man who suffered bullying
The newspaper The Washington Post, which has spoken with family and friends of the aggressor, described Ramos as a lonely young man who suffered bullying due to his problems speaking in childhood and was raised in an unstructured home.
In recent years, I had violent reactions against closest people and unknown.
Attacker bought two AR-15 type rifles this month
Authorities have said Ramos had recently turned 18 and shot his grandmother with guns purchased this month.
The ABC News chain has specified, citing security sources, that Ramos turned 18 on May 16 and that six days later he legally bought two AR-15-type rifles.
Ramos’ grandfather did not know about the acquisition of weapons
Ramos’ grandfather, Rolando Reyes, 72, told ABC News he had no idea his grandson had bought two AR-15 rifles or had them in his house.
Reyes pointed out that on Tuesday morning, before the shooting, he did not see anything unusual that predicted what was going to happen. According to him, the suspect had a small argument with the grandmother about the phone bill.
Ramos lived with his grandparents after having a fight with his mother and occupied one of the rooms in the house where he slept on a mattress on the floor, Reyes revealed to ABC News.
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