The grandfather of accused Texas school shooter Salvador Ramos said Thursday that his daughter – the suspect’s mother – is “feeling bad for everybody,” but added: “She lost her son, too.”
Rolando Reyes spoke briefly on Thursday morning from his Uvalde home in Texas. This happened just days after Ramos, an 18-year-old grandson, allegedly shot and killed 19 Robb Elementary School students and two teachers. Police then fatally injured him.
Prior to the school massacre, Ramos allegedly shot his grandmother in the face and sent Facebook messages that stated, “I’m going to shoot my grandmother,” “I’ve shot my grandmother,” and then: “I’m going to shoot an elementary school.”
Reyes said Thursday that his wife had been in surgery Wednesday. Reyes stated that she was awake, but could not talk. He stated that nothing ever indicated that he would do anything like this.
“I’m going to get inside, do my prayers, pray for everybody, and read my Bible,” he said.
He later jumped into his truck and said his daughter, Ramos’ mother, Adriana Reyes, is “feeling bad for everybody, all the families. She lost her son too.”
Maria Alvarez, a boyfriend of Adriana Reyes, said she had seen Adriana Tuesday night. The woman seemed shocked.
Earlier on Tuesday, Adriana had traveled to a San Antonio hospital with her wounded mother. She showed up at Alvarez’s Uvalde home hours later.
“She just said, ‘I came back because I have to find my son. I don’t know where he’s at,'”
She said she couldn’t believe that her son would do this to me.
Adriana Redes stated that Salvador wasn’t a monster to ABC News Salvador.
“I felt uneasy sometimes.”
Ramos was visiting his grandparents and purchased two AR-platform rifles and 375 rounds of ammunition on May 17. Texas Senator John Whitmire stated previously to Fox affiliate KCPQ TV, citing an explanation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
At least 17 other people and multiple law enforcement officers were also wounded in Tuesday’s attack.