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Salvador Ramos: What Is Known About the Perpetrator of the Texas Shooting

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This Tuesday a shooting occurred at an elementary school in the town of Uvalde (Texas). The governor of the state, Greg Abbott detailed that the attacker was identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos. More information about Ramos’ life was released on Wednesday.

The Washington Post spoke with relatives of the young man and detailed that he was allegedly bullied due to a speech impediment. The media assured that he would have suffered a complex family life and sources explained that he became increasingly violent, that information coincides with other sources interviewed by ABC News that highlighted that Ramos regularly fought with his classmates.

“Officials say Salvador Rolando Ramos, 18, bought two rifles and hundreds of rounds. Authorities said Salvador Rolando Ramos shot and critically wounded his 66-year-old grandmother. He then went on a shooting rampage at Robb Elementary School near his home, killing at least 19 children and two adults and injuring others,” reads The Washington Post.

Salvador Ramos’ ancestry is unknown

According to statements reported by the EFE news agency, the governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, has indicated that Ramos is an American citizen and that he had been a student at the high school in Uvalde. The doctor explained that “His first and last name is Hispanic, but his ancestry is unknown at this time.”

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The agency also indicated that “Spokesperson Of Department of Public Security from Texas, Chris Oliverage explained to the media that before entering the school, Ramos, who went with a Bullet resistant clothing, at home he shot his grandmother, who was hospitalized in critical condition on Tuesday night.”

ABC News spoke with Salvador Ramos’ grandfather, 72-year-old Rolando Reyes, who said he did not know that his grandson had purchased two AR-15-style rifles days earlier or that they were in his home. “Reyes said there were no signs the morning of the shooting that anything unusual was going to happen. The suspect had a minor argument with his grandmother over the payment of a phone bill, but nothing significant,” ABC News reported.

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