(Video Credit: Inside Edition)
Independent journalist Ali Bradley took footage inside the home of Uvalde shooter Salvador Rolando Ramos guided by the grandfather, Rolando Reyes, who showed her where Celia Gonzalez, the grandmother, was shot in the face by her grandson after an alleged argument over a phone bill ensued.
The inside of the home was evidently spattered with blood. The bullet that hit the grandmother, 66, in the face reportedly entered through her cheek and exited just below her ear. It is a miracle she survived.
Ramos, 18, had announced on social media that he intended to shoot his grandmother before going on his killing spree that took the lives of 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School.
“There’s blood all over,” the grandfather, 74, told Bradley and then pointed to an interior door frame. “There was a pool of blood here.”
Remarkably, after being shot in the face, the grandmother was able to call 911 which almost certainly saved her life. She is still in critical condition but is awake and expected to survive. She is communicating with her family by writing.
The grandfather of the #Uvalde shooter tells me the bullet went through the side of his wife’s cheek and came out under her ear. He tells me she was awake yesterday and was communicating to her daughter through writing. I’ll be sharing more of the conversation today.
— Ali Bradley (@AliBradleyTV) May 26, 2022
Ramos then took off in his truck and proceeded to drive to the school where he crashed into a ditch. He reportedly started shooting before he entered the school and then barricaded himself in a classroom, killing as he went with no mercy. Over an hour later, police would finally shoot and kill Ramos.
Text messages from the shooter indicated that he was triggered by an argument with his grandmother over his phone bill, according to the Daily Mail.
He had reportedly been living with his grandparents for a few months and was unemployed at the time of the massacre. He had allegedly moved out of his mother Adriana Reyes’ home due to instability in that environment involving drug addiction.
Reyes told the Daily Mail that she was “surprised” that her son went on a killing spree. She admitted that he was a loner who “kept to himself and didn’t have many friends,” but denied that she had a bad relationship with her son.
Ramos reportedly bought two AR-15 rifles a week before the attack and 350 rounds of ammunition. The killer reportedly saved up approximately $4,000 from his job at Wendy’s to get the guns, ammo, and tactical gear for his killing spree. He boasted about it online.
The grandfather told ABC News he wasn’t aware that his grandson had purchased the guns or that they were in the house. He is a convicted felon so having the guns in the home would be illegal. The grandfather said that if he had known about the guns, he would have turned his grandson in.
(Video Credit: ABC News)
When the New York Post asked if Ramos had plotted the attack in advance, the grandfather replied, “I don’t know. I can’t say whether he was planning to do this or not. That’s a question that’s going to haunt me for the rest of my life.”
“I’m sorry. I’m very sorry. I am,” Reyes told reporters in Spanish according to ABC 7 Denver. “I feel a lot of pain for all of them because a lot of the kids are my friends’ grandchildren. And I’m sorry. I’m sorry to all the families.”
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