Chronology of a Massacre: Hour by Hour of the Texas Shooting That Killed 21


In early May, Salvador Ramos bought two assault rifles for his 18th birthday. A few days later, he panicked and broke into an elementary school.

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Several relatives of the victims at the Robb School in Uvalde.AP
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At least 21 people (19 students and two teachers) have been killed in a shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. slaughter again immersed America -The only developed country in the world where school shootings are common – revives an old nightmare and an eternally unsolved problem of gun ownership. The perpetrator, an 18-year-old former school student, identified as Salvador Ramos, enters the armed Rob Elementary School and unleashes a nightmare. He was shot by the police. This is a reconstruction of what happened-

6 May 2022

Salvador Ramos, almost unknown to everyone, He buys two assault rifles on his 18th birthday. In the United States, according to federal law, there is a minimum age for anyone to purchase a long weapon such as a shotgun or rifle. In addition, in the state of Texas, Republican Governor Greg Abbott approved a law in September 2021 that allows everyone over the age of 21 to carry a weapon in public and without a license. returning to Ramos, known faced persecution Due to his stammer in school, was out of school for a long time and was not going to graduate this year. He was working at Wendy’s, a fast-food restaurant in Uvalde, but left a month ago, the manager revealed. the new York Timeswho said he used to pick on female employees and that “no one really knew them.”

21 May 2002

Ramos posts many selfies on his Instagram account. He wears dark clothes, has long hair, is very serious. He himself publishes a ‘story’ in which he yells at his mother. There are also photos of two semi-automatic shotguns that do not go unnoticed: in one of the images the weapon rests on Ramos’s knees. A few days ago, as the New York Post revealed, Ramos sent a message to an Instagram user with whom he had no relationship. ,you gonna repost my gun pics“, he tells her. A few days later, she replies, “What do your weapons have to do with me?” And then, last Friday, Ramos writes again: “I’m gonna do it,” making the girl Asks: What are you going to do?”I have a little secret I want to tell youRamos responds again, with a smiley emoticon that covers his eyes with that message. And one last message, just two hours before the massacre: “I’m out.”

May 24, first thing in the morning

Ramos shot his grandmother, as officials confirmed hours later. Grandma’s house is on Ramos’s driver’s license, so they could live together. So far, neither the health of the woman nor the reasons that could have led to this attack have been given.

May 24, at 11:30 am.

Ramos goes to school, Crashed his vehicle near the entrance and broke into the school, Wearing a bulletproof vest and believed to be in possession of two weapons, a pistol and a rifle. “As soon as he enters the school, he starts shooting at children, at teachers, at anyone who gets in the way,” says a Texas police spokesman. Half an hour later, the school reported that there was an active shooting in the building. At one o’clock in the afternoon, the police confirm that Ramos has died after at least 21 people have died: 19 children under the age of 10 and two teachers, both with decades of experience. In addition, more than a dozen are injured, including two police officers who suffered minor injuries while confronting Ramos.

May 24 at noon

Politicians begin to react. Fresh from his tour in Asia, a sad Joe Biden He wonders, “When, for god’s sake, are we going to take the gun lobby?” Meanwhile, Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer of New York publicly called for the vote to be taken over the next few days. A law that strengthens background checks Those who want to buy weapons, criminal or psychological, a measure unions have been demanding for years but repeatedly blocked by Republicans. In fact, in the midst of the drama, Texas Senator Ted Cruz doesn’t hesitate to say that some “take advantage of tragedies to rise up against the Second Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees the right to bear and use weapons.” is.”

morning of 25 may

Nearly 12 hours have passed since the massacre, and many of Uvalde’s families are still searching for their children, who neither showed up at the venue nor were found in the hospital. The whole city is in awe. Social networks have flooded in to help people in search of a son, grandson, nephew, friend.

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