18-year-old Salvador Ramos was shot and killed by responding officers on Tuesday, 24 May, after he shot at least 19 children and two adults at an elementary school in Texas.
Ramos was subsequently identified to be a resident of a community located around 135 kilometers west of San Antonio.
As per reports, several people who knew Ramos described him as a ‘quiet’ boy, who kept to himself.
Speaking to The New York Times, a local Wendy’s manager informed the daily that Ramos had worked at the fast food joint for a year, and quit a month ago.
The manager indicated that he ‘went out of the way to keep by himself’, saying that he wasn’t friendly with the other staff.
‘No one really knew him,’ he added.
Hours before the massacre on Tuesday, an Instagram account reportedly run by Ramos, sent cryptic direct messages to a user in California.
The account, which featured photos of semi-automatic firearms, was deleted from the social media website after law enforcement agencies made the identity of the assailant public.
Another anonymous co-worker also corroborated this, saying that Ramos was often quiet and ‘did not socialize much.’
She added, ‘at the park, there’d be videos of him trying to fight people with boxing gloves. He’d take them around with him.’
It’s time to act! We need to let those know who delay/block the common-sense gun laws that we will not forget… Our prayer tonight for parents lying in bed trying to figure out, will I be able to sleep again…: US President Joe Biden lamented on the incident.
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