Salvador Ramos Biography
Salvador Rolando Ramos is an 18-year-old gunman who killed nineteen children and two adults during the Robb Elementary School Shooting. Prior to that, he wounded his grandmother before proceeding to the school. He also used two rifle guns he had bought on his 18th birthday. However, he was killed during the shootout.
Salvador Ramos Age
He is 18 years old. He was born in North Dakota.
Salvador Ramos Height
He is 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Salvador Ramos Nationality
Ramos is American by nationality though Hispanic by ethnicity.
Salvador Ramos Education
Ramos was a student at Uvalde High School before finding work at Wendy’s. He reportedly dropped out of school after repeated bullying.
“He missed long periods of high school, classmates said, and was not on track to graduate with them this year,” a report said.
Speaking anonymously, another classmate said Ramos began showing up to class less and less as other kids bullied him over his clothes and his family’s financial situation.
‘He would, like, not go to school…and he just, like, slowly dropped out. He barely came to school,’ the friend said.
Salvador Ramos Family
Salvador is a North Dakota native. He moved to the Uvalde area recently. Not much is known about his family except that he had a troubled home life with frequent quarrels with his mother, allegedly a drug user.
According to the New York Times, two parents who said they were friends of the gunman’s family described him as serious and said he had a temper. One remembered he often talked back to his mother in his younger years. But both were surprised he could be capable of such violence.
Salvador Ramos Robb Elementary School Shooting
Robb Elementary teaches second, third, and fourth-grade students in Uvalde, which is about 85 miles west of San Antonio.
On May 24, 2022, the school witnessed the deadliest school shooting ever. Salvador shot and killed 21 including 19 children and two adults. Wearing body armor, he walked into the Robb Elementary school carrying a handgun and a semiautomatic rifle and opened fire at the children. The shooter’s motive remains unclear.
Hours before the horrific ordeal, Salvador messaged an acquaintance on Instagram and said: ‘I’m about to’.
Prior to that, on May 12, Salvador messaged a Los Angeles-based woman he knew on Instagram, tagging her in a photo of the guns.
‘You gonna repost my gun pics,’ @sal8dor_ direct messaged her. ‘what your guns gotta do with me,’ she replied on Friday. ‘Just wanted to tag you,’ he said back. Then at 5:43 am on Tuesday, @salv8dor_ messaged her and said: ‘I’m about to’. The girl asked ‘about to what’ to which he answered: ‘I’ll tell you before 11.’ He said he’d text her in an hour and urged her to respond.
‘I got a lil secret I wanna tell u,’ he messaged with a smiley face emoji covering its mouth. ‘Be grateful I tagged you,’ he wrote. She replied: ‘No it’s just scary,’ adding: ‘I barely know you and you tag me in a picture with some guns?’ His last message at 9:16 am on Tuesday was ‘Ima air out’.
The shooting started around 11:32 am. Salvador had bought the guns he used in the shooting legally when he turned 18. Under a new Texan law passed in September, those aged 18-21 could buy guns if they had a protective order, because they were at risk of family violence, stalking, prostitution, or sex trafficking.
Salvador had also wounded his grandmother at her house before he headed to the school. However, he was killed during the shootout with the police officers.