The friend also said that the Uvalde shooter would ride around with another friend and shoot people indiscriminately with a BB gun
UVALDE, TEXAS: Texas school gunman Salvador Ramos, who murdered 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School, was reportedly acting strangely before carrying out the deadly massacre. His friends have claimed the 18-year-old even cut his face “for fun”.
Ramos’ boyfriend Santos Valdez Jr., 18, said the two were close and often played video games and basketball together. Ramos’ behavior reportedly began to “deteriorate” over time, he claimed, as reported by The Washington Post. Valdez recounted how Ramos once walked into a park with scratch marks on his face and said a cat attacked him.
“Then he told me the truth that he cut his face open with knives over and over again,” Valdez said. “I was like, ‘You’re crazy bro, why would you do that?'” he said. Ramos told him it was just “for fun”. Ramos told his classmates at school that he cut himself “because I like the way it looks,” one student told KSAT.
Valdez also said that Ramos would drive around with another friend and shoot people indiscriminately with a BB gun. He also shot people’s cars with eggs. Friends and relatives said that Ramos was bullied throughout middle school because of a speech impediment.
It was also recently revealed that Ramos shockingly bragged about his ailing conspiracy to his former Wendy colleagues. Then he quit after saving enough for two AR-15 rifles. Ramos bought his guns on his 18th birthday. Born in North Dakota, Ramos lived in Uvalde and was a student at Uvalde High School before finding work at Wendy’s. A former employee of the “insane” shooter described the 18-year-old as a “rude, creepy and unkempt” guy. She said she kept her distance from him because she felt unsafe around him. Another former Ramos employee said he would send inappropriate text messages to co-workers.
Another school friend of Ramos said he sent him pictures of his guns. “He’s been texting me here and there, and four days ago he sent me a picture of the AR he’s using … and a backpack full of 5.56 rounds, probably like seven magazines,” the friend told CNN. “I thought, ‘Brother, why did you do that?’ and he was like, ‘Don’t worry.’ “He then texted me, ‘I look completely different now. You wouldn’t recognize me,'” the friend added.
Hours before the massacre, the shooter sent a shocking message to an acquaintance on Instagram: “I’m in.” Ramos was born in North Dakota and lived in Uvalde. He was a student at Uvalde High School before finding work at a Wendy’s. Texas State Senator Roland Gutierrez reportedly said that the two assault rifles used in the massacre were purchased by the gunman on his 18th birthday. Under a new Texas law passed in September, people ages 18 to 21 could buy guns if they had a protective order because they were at risk of family violence, stalking, prostitution or the sex trade. The requirement for a handgun license has been removed from the law. Guns were already legal in Texas without a license.