TEXAS Shooting: Sunny Uvalde School Day ended in Bloodshed!
As the US reels from another school shooting, more details are emerging of the horror that unfolded in Texas near the border with Mexico.
Witnesses have revealed how painful it was to see children covered in blood. The summer holidays were fast approaching and many children were savouring their final days in middle school before graduation.
How The Texas Shooting Began
That morning on the other side of town, Salvador Ramos fired the opening shots of one of America’s deadliest mass shootings.
The 18-year-old – described as a loner, from a “fraught home life”, bullied over a speech impediment – shot his grandmother before fleeing the scene in a battered truck carrying guns and copious ammunition.
According to CBS News, Ramos’ grandmother, who is in a critical condition, was only discovered after the shooting when officers arrived at her home to investigate.
After driving erratically across town, Ramos eventually crashed his car into a ditch near Robb Elementary School. Some bystanders approached the car to offer assistance.
“Don’t take a second for granted”
As police began investigating, a frantic scene was emerging at the school as parents arrived seeking news.
Journalists at the scene reported hearing cries and sobs as family members who gathered there. They received the devastating news that their children are dead.
Angel Garza wrote on Facebook that his 10-year old daughter Amerie had been killed.
“My little love is now flying high with the angels above. Please don’t take a second for granted. Hug your family. Tell them you love them,” he wrote on Facebook.
Lisa Garter mourned the death of her 10-year-old son Xavier Javier Lopez.