Uvalde survivor, 9, describes seeing gunman's face as he hunted victims in school

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By Asiya Ali

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A nine-year-old survivor of the Uvalde mass shooting revealed that he saw the gunman's face as he hunted victims in the elementary school.

On May 24, an 18-year-old gunman named Salvador Ramos entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, carrying firearms.

He barricaded himself in a classroom before opening fire and killing 19 children between the ages of nine and 11, as well as two teachers.

A young boy named Daniel survived the mass shooting and told CNN that he hid under a table before climbing through a broken window to safety.

His cousin Ellie Garcia was unfortunately one of the 21 victims killed in the mass shooting. Ellie was less than two weeks away from celebrating her 10th birthday on June 4.

The nine-year-old spoke alongside his mother Briana Ruiz and said that the gunman was unable to enter the classroom because his teacher locked the door.

However, he shot multiple bullets into the classroom, striking his teacher and one of his fellow students. Fortunately, both his teacher and classmate suffer from non-life-threatening injuries.

Daniel said he was "hiding under a table next to the wall" and could see Ramos’ face as he looked through the window into the door of the classroom.

"I could still see his face," he said. "I could see him staring at people in front of me."

The young boy and his classmates managed to escape by climbing through a broken window to flee the school, cutting his hand on broken glass on the way out.

GMA shared footage of the young children clambering out of classroom windows and running toward officers and first responders on the scene.

The gunman bought two semi-automatic firearms in the days after his 18th birthday, before carrying out what would be the deadliest school shooting in the US since the Sandy Hook Elementary school tragedy in 2012.

Ramos had shot his grandmother in the face before driving to Robb Elementary School in his family’s truck. He then abandoned the vehicle in a ditch and entered the building through a door.

Ramos was eventually shot dead by Border Patrol agents after law enforcement officials stormed into the classroom.

The heartbreaking incident has sparked calls to introduce gun reform legislation in the country, including from the family members of the victims.

Featured image credit: Sipa US / Alamy.

Uvalde survivor, 9, describes seeing gunman's face as he hunted victims in school

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By Asiya Ali

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A nine-year-old survivor of the Uvalde mass shooting revealed that he saw the gunman's face as he hunted victims in the elementary school.

On May 24, an 18-year-old gunman named Salvador Ramos entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, carrying firearms.

He barricaded himself in a classroom before opening fire and killing 19 children between the ages of nine and 11, as well as two teachers.

A young boy named Daniel survived the mass shooting and told CNN that he hid under a table before climbing through a broken window to safety.

His cousin Ellie Garcia was unfortunately one of the 21 victims killed in the mass shooting. Ellie was less than two weeks away from celebrating her 10th birthday on June 4.

The nine-year-old spoke alongside his mother Briana Ruiz and said that the gunman was unable to enter the classroom because his teacher locked the door.

However, he shot multiple bullets into the classroom, striking his teacher and one of his fellow students. Fortunately, both his teacher and classmate suffer from non-life-threatening injuries.

Daniel said he was "hiding under a table next to the wall" and could see Ramos’ face as he looked through the window into the door of the classroom.

"I could still see his face," he said. "I could see him staring at people in front of me."

The young boy and his classmates managed to escape by climbing through a broken window to flee the school, cutting his hand on broken glass on the way out.

GMA shared footage of the young children clambering out of classroom windows and running toward officers and first responders on the scene.

The gunman bought two semi-automatic firearms in the days after his 18th birthday, before carrying out what would be the deadliest school shooting in the US since the Sandy Hook Elementary school tragedy in 2012.

Ramos had shot his grandmother in the face before driving to Robb Elementary School in his family’s truck. He then abandoned the vehicle in a ditch and entered the building through a door.

Ramos was eventually shot dead by Border Patrol agents after law enforcement officials stormed into the classroom.

The heartbreaking incident has sparked calls to introduce gun reform legislation in the country, including from the family members of the victims.

Featured image credit: Sipa US / Alamy.