Salvador Ramos has been named as the 18-year-old assailant who killed at least 19 children and two teachers at Rob Elementary School in Yuvaldi, Texas, on May 24.
State Governor Greg Abbott called Ramos the face of evil, who was shot dead on the spot by law enforcement officers.
Texas Senator Roland Gutierrez told reporters that the young man had signaled on social media before the attack that he could strike.
According to Governor Abbott, Ramos wrote on Facebook that he was going to shoot at an elementary school. Had come
The 18-year-old also shot his grandmother in the face before stealing a family truck before going to school on Tuesday afternoon and before going to elementary school. The injured woman herself called the police, after which she was rushed to hospital in critical condition.
Ramos is believed to have left the truck outside the school and entered. According to police updates, the school was open and no police officer was present to stop the assailant.
In addition to the 21 people killed, 17 others were injured in the Ramos attack, Texas officials told a news conference Wednesday. Not all of them suffered serious injuries and their lives are in danger.
On his 18th birthday, Ramos legally purchased two rifles, one of which he used in a shooting.
Ramos’ friends and relatives say he was bullied at school. He would scratch his face in anger, fire a BB gun (toy gun) at various people and throw eggs at cars for many years before the deadly attack.
Family and friends have also said that their home life was difficult. As a child, they were harassed for stuttering. He had recently and for many years been violent towards his friends, strangers and even his mother.