The mom of Texas gunman Salvador Ramos has damaged her silence following the varsity assault that killed 19 college students and two lecturers and says that her son “wasn’t a violent individual.”
Adriana Reyes instructed DailyMail.com that she was “shocked” the 18-year-old had gone on a rampage and massacred 21 individuals at Robb Elementary College in Uvalde.
Ms Reyes, 39, spoke out from the hospital bedside of 66-year-old Celia Gonzalez, who was shot within the face by her grandson earlier than he dedicated one of many deadliest faculty shootings in American historical past.
“My son wasn’t a violent individual. I’m shocked by what he did,” she instructed the information outlet from a San Antonio hospital.
“I pray for these households. I’m praying for all of these harmless kids, sure I’m. They (the kids) had no half on this.”
Ms Reyes says the final time she noticed her son was final Monday, on his birthday, the place she gave him a stuffed Snoopy toy and card.
She additionally denied that she and her son had a broken relationship, eventhough he had gone to stay wth his grandmother.
“I had relationship with him. He stored to himself; he didn’t have many mates,” she mentioned.
Ms Reyes additionally instructed NBC Information, “I’m very upset about every part. Quite a lot of stuff has occurred however proper now, I don’t really feel good.”
Police say that Ramos had purchased two AR-15 type assault weapons for his 18th birthday from an area retailer. The ATF says Ramos legally purchased two riles on 17 Might and 20 Might. One of many rifles was left within the suspect’s crashed truck, whereas the opposite, a Daniel Protection, was discovered with him within the faculty.
He purchased 375 rounds of 5.56 ammunition on 18 Might.
Ramos’ grandfather Rolando Reyes mentioned the household didn’t know he had high-powered assault rifles at residence.
“I didn’t know he had weapons,” Rolando Reyes instructed ABC Information. “If I’d have identified, I’d have reported it.”
“I had an uneasy feeling typically, like ‘what are you as much as?” she added to ABC Information. “He may be aggressive… If he actually obtained mad.”
Authorities have recognized two lecturers: Eva Mireles, 44, and Irma Garcia, 46, among the many lifeless.
Amerie Jo Garza, Makenna Lee Elrod, Xavier Javier Lopez, Jose Flores, Navaeh Brown, Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez and Ellie Lugo, all aged 10 are among the many kids who’ve additionally been recognized.