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Salvador Ramos: Everything We Know About Texas School Mass Shooter

KPRC 2 Investigates has learned more information about the teenage gunman who went on a devastating rampage in an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas Tuesday afternoon killing 19 students and two teachers.

According to officials, 18-year-old Salvador Rolando Ramos is the person who police believe acted as a lone shooter in the incident at Robb Elementary School.

State troopers tell KPRC 2 Investigates that prior to the school shooting, Ramos shot his grandmother during an argument. The grandmother’s condition is not known, but sources say she is believed to be alive.

Ramos next took off in a truck which he crashed into a ditch a short time later. After shooting at responding officers, Ramos made his way into the school.

“At that point as he made entry he began shooting children, teachers, anybody that was in his way he was shooting people that were in front of him,” said Lt. Chris Olivares with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Tuesday evening, KPRC 2 Investigates obtained the following additional information from a source with close knowledge of the events that took place in Uvalde:

  • The source reports that according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the suspect legally purchased two AR platform rifles at a local federal firearms licensee on two separate dates: May 17, 2022, and May 20, 2022. One of the rifles he had purchased was left in the crashed truck. The other rifle (a Daniel Defense) was located in the school with the suspect.
  • On May 18, 2022, the suspect reportedly purchased 375 rounds of 5.56 ammunition.
  • ATF paperwork shows the suspect’s home address, as does his driver license, in the 500 block of Diaz Street in Uvalde. That is the address where his grandmother lived and was shot.
  • It appears the suspect dropped a backpack with several magazines full of ammunition near the entrance of the school. Inside the school, what appears to be seven 30-round magazines were discovered. It will not be known whether they are expended until the crime scene is processed.
  • After further inspection of the deceased suspect’s clothing, it now appears the suspect was not wearing body armor as previous information had indicated. Instead, Ramos is said to have been wearing only a plate carrier with no ballistic armor inside when he exchanged gun fire with several officers at the school.

According to information from city officials, Ramos is from the town of Uvalde, which is 85 miles west of San Antonio, and was born on May 16, 2004.

According to Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Ramos was shot and killed by authorities.

The Texas Rangers are in the process of attempting to identify victims. Federal agents, including the FBI spent much of Tuesday evening interviewing neighbors living around Ramos’ grandmother’s house. Crime scene processing is expected to begin Wednesday.

According to the US Border Patrol, a US Border Patrol BORTAC Agent who sustained a grazing gunshot wound while confronting Ramos has been released from the hospital.

It is unclear what motive Ramos had in this shooting, or if he had previously attended the school.

19 Comments
  • Walt says:

    Let’s leave our borders open! Oh, yeah Biden is already doing that! Where did he get the gun? Was it one from the Fast and Furious? I’m sure all these shootings are just random since biden took office, it can’t possibly be planned to take OUR weapons, could it?

    • Don says:

      If you bothered to read the article it tells you where he got the guns!$

      • Bill says:

        It said he bought them , expencive ar’s, where did he get ghe money?

        • WEF12345 says:

          It specifically said he purchased them “legally” in other words a licensed dealer with that said the funding is a valid question.

          The “narrative” is concerning since it was said the Buffalo shooter ALSO obtained his gun legally. Feels very much like a political set up for the Mid-terms.

          • Wild Onion says:

            Uvalde is 60-65 miles from the border.. it’s also in cartel country, the citizens in the area work hard to keep the cartel activity off the streets.. It’s easy to figure out where the funds came from once you understand the open border concept.. they say the guns and ammo were purchased legally yet no mention of the high capacity magazines.. Hopefully we will know more if we find out his range time and trainer.. You don’t learn to shoot one of these out of the box, it’s not a video game..

  • FLA-GAL says:

    “Everything We Know”… well, you don’t know much, for sure…. meh, I bet this is ALL we WILL eventually know anyway, as everything will be scrubbed on this one.

  • MaryAnn says:

    How does this 28 year old have the money for guns, ammo a car and gas? Did he have a job?

    • MaryAnn says:

      I meant 18 year old. Typo.

      • guest says:

        I was wondering the same thing, I have a decent paying job and I could NEVER afford that much ammo and guns at the same time. That’s thousands of dollars

        • Boaz says:

          It will be interesting where the money came from!! I hope we do. it could stop another even somewhere.

          • Bill says:

            Yes it would be very interisting to find the money trail, troubled kid, elections comming , beto h ates your ar…….etc

        • Hunter B says:

          We must not hinder this guys right to kill innocent children because:

          1) he’s a minority
          2) he’s a minor
          3) he’s a democrat
          4) following the script of putting up with criminal activity, he had an unhappy child hood
          5) he’s been misunderstood
          6) it wasn’t his fault, it was the gun that killed the kids

          Same old stuff…let’s blame the gun without ever focusing on the criminal ilk and the people that raise sociopaths!

    • Boaz says:

      You do mean 18 year old I hope and yes, a good question. Guns are not cheap neither is ammo.

    • Bill says:

      Because its close to november

    • Pat says:

      “Stimulus money” from the government?

    • Quasimodo2020 says:

      Another website said he flipped burgers at wendys. Plus I am betting if he lived with his granny he may have gotten money from her.

  • Michael says:

    Our hearts and prayers go out to the families who lost their loved ones.

  • Quasimodo 2020 says:

    Another website said he had run ins with the law and was prone to violence my question is why was he not flagged? Most likely because the violence was when he was a minor it did not show up. A violent minor just grows into a violent adult when physical violence is involved minors should not be shielded and that record should follow them when it comes to buying firearms.

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