A GUNMAN reportedly told children in a classroom they were going to die before killing 19 students and two teachers in a rampage.
Salvador Ramos, 18, barricaded himself in a classroom at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday before opening fire.
Lt. Christopher Olivarez of the Texas Department of Public Safety told NBC’s Today on Wednesday that all of the victims were in the same fourth-grade classroom and authorities revealed that Ramos shot everything in his way.
Amerie Jo Garza was one of the school children killed in the massacre.
Her grandmother, Berlinda Irene Arreola, told the Daily Beast that the shooter reportedly told the students they were dying.
Amerie was shot dead trying to call 911 and her best friend was reportedly left covered in blood.
Arreola said, “She had her phone and she called 911 and instead of grabbing it and breaking it or taking it from her, he shot her.”
She added Amerie died a hero because she tried to call 911.
Amerie had just received an award for being inducted into the AB Honors Roll.
Among the victims was 10-year-old fourth grader Xavier Lopez.
Lopez’s mother had seen an awards ceremony in school hours before the tragedy unfolded.
Nine-year-old Uziyah Garcia, also a fourth-grader, was killed.
His uncle Mitch Renfro wrote on Facebook, “My nephew was the victim of a school shooting today.”
He said that Uziyah was killed by a “mad man”.
Uziyah’s grandfather, Manny Renfro, described him as “the cutest boy” he ever knew.
Eliahana ‘Elijah Cruz’ Torres, 10, reportedly didn’t want to go to school on the day of the shooting, her grandfather told Fox News.
Ellie Lugo, Nevaeh Bravo, Rogelio Torres, Annabelle Guadalupe Rodriguez, and Makenna Lee Elrod also died in the massacre.
Jose Flores Jr was killed. His father told CNN, “He was always full of energy. Ready to play into the night.”
KILLED BY A “MADNESS MAN”.
Two teachers, Irma Garcia and Eva Mireles, were gunned down in the tragedy.
Chilling footage later shared on social media showed the moment Ramos inched toward the school before opening fire.
Santos Valdez Jr., who had been friends with Ramos since elementary school, said they used to play video games like Call of Duty together before his demeanor changed.
Ramos once showed up to play basketball in a park but had scratches on his face, The Washington Post reports.
Ramos claimed he was attacked by his cat before admitting to cutting his face with knives.
Valdez recalled, “I was like, ‘You’re crazy bro, why would you do that?’
Ramos reportedly told Valdez he did it for fun.
According to his best friend in eighth grade, Stephen Garcia, Ramos was also bullied at school.
And he’s been egging people’s cars and shooting at vehicles with his BB gun, another friend claimed.
A former classmate told CNN Ramos shared photos of his firearm days before he committed the massacre.
He admitted he was “close” to the shooter and they used to play Xbox together.
The friend recalled, “He’s been texting me here and there, and four days ago he sent me a picture of the AR he’s using… and a backpack full of 5.56 rounds, probably like seven mags.”
“I thought, ‘Brother, why did you do that?’ and he said, ‘Don’t worry.
“He then texted me, ‘I look completely different now. You wouldn’t recognize me’.”
Ramos used to work at one of Wendy’s fast food joints, and ex-colleagues have since claimed he texted women inappropriately.
Meanwhile, other former colleagues said Ramos was quiet and rarely interacted with them.
Evening manager Adrian Mendes told CNN: “He felt like the quiet guy who doesn’t say much. He doesn’t really have contact with the staff.
“He was just working, getting paid and coming in to get his check.”
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