Dad of Texas school shooter says ‘he should’ve just killed me’ instead
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The father of Uvalde school shooter Salvador Ramos has said he "should've just killed me" instead of carrying out the horrific massacre.
Ramos killed 21 people, including 19 children and two adults during a shooting at an elementary school in Texas, and the 18-year-old gunman's father opened up about the incident in a recent interview.
Ramos' father, also called Salvador, apologised for the disturbing actions of his son and said that the teen should have killed him instead of those inside the Uvalde elementary school.
The 42-year-old father apologised for his son's actions and said that he had never expected anything like this to happen.
Speaking to Daily Beast, Salvador Sr. said he is "sorry [for] what my son did."
He continued: "I never expected my son to do something like that. He should've just killed me, you know, instead of doing something like that to someone."
Ramos, 18, began his disturbing massacre with the shooting of his 66-year-old grandmother before storming the elementary school where he shot 21 people dead in a fourth grade classroom.
The gunman was killed by attending law enforcement officials including a BORTAC special agent, Daily Star reported.
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Ramos' father also admitted to not being a part of the gunman's life recently due to the coronavirus pandemic and his job away from Uvalde.
He added that he had been away from his son during the pandemic as he did not want to put his mother at risk of the virus as she was suffering from cancer.
Ramos says the distance and the pandemic strained the relationship between him and his son, who had been refusing to speak to him about a month ago and the pair had not seen each other since, news.au.com reported.
The father maintained his son was a good person, saying: "He was a quiet person, stuck to himself. He didn't bother nobody. People were always bothering him."
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