Texas shooting victim’s harrowing final conversation revealed – and it offers crucial clue to gunman’s movements
A SCHOOL shooting victim’s harrowing final conversation has emerged and it may offer a potential clue regarding the gunman’s movements.
Fourth-grade teacher Eva Mireles was one of the 21 victims massacred by teen shooter Salvador Ramos at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on May 24.
As Ramos attacked the school, Mireles, who was in her classroom, called her husband Ruben Ruiz – a cop who was outside the school building.
Ruiz was among the armed cops that had rushed to the elementary school, The New York Times reports.
Cops believe that the call between the couple appears to suggest that one of the officers on the scene may have known Ramos was inside a room with kids.
Uvalde County Judge Bill Mitchell said: “I don’t know what was said. He’s outside hearing wife: ‘I’m dying’.”
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Mitchell admitted that he didn't know what was exactly said during the call.
Mireles’ aunt Lydia Martinez Delgado revealed that Ruiz couldn’t enter the classroom where the shooting victims were found.
It’s not known how long the call between the pair was for, but Mitchell revealed it appeared to be during Ramos' rampage.
Survivor Miah Cerrillo, who witnessed her teachers and classmates get killed by Ramos, smeared her friend’s blood on herself to pretend she was dead.
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Ramos looked directly into the eyes of one of her teachers and said "Good night" just moments before shooting her, she told CNN’s New Day.
As one teacher attempted to lock the classroom door, the shooter shot through the door's window, ultimately coming inside, Miah explained.
Miah said the shooter gunned down many students in the room.
He then moved to a neighboring room and continued to fire his gun, she revealed.
She recalled hearing screams and gunshots until Ramos stopped firing his weapon and began playing unhappy music.
Miah was reportedly injured and had bullet fragments in her back, but has been released from the hospital.
Kids called for help while they were trapped in the classroom with Ramos, chilling 911 audio calls have revealed.
One dispatcher told cops that a child was on the line who was in a room “full of victims”, reports Good Morning America.
Another call came in moments later with more frantic pleas for police intervention.
And, a third call told officials there were eight or nine victims in the room.
The gunman was left inside the classroom for 77 minutes while 19 officers waited in the hallway and many others were outside.
Texas authorities say the school district's police chief wrongly believed there was no longer an active shooting situation and was instead a suspect barricaded in a classroom.
STUDENTS 'BLED TO DEATH'
And, a girl, who was shot during the massacre, bled to death while officers waited more than an hour to storm the building and kill Ramos, her heartbroken family said.
The girl died from her wounds before police entered the classroom but might have survived if authorities had acted sooner, a local official claimed.
Texas State Senator Roland Gutierrez told CNN that the girl’s mom told him that it was possible an earlier response may have saved her life.
Her child had been shot by one bullet through the back through the kidney area,” Gutierrez told CNN.
“The first responder that they eventually talked to said that their child likely bled out.”
Gutierrez, whose district includes the town of Uvalde, says he spoke to the mother about the situation surrounding the young girl’s death.
“In that span of 30 or 40 minutes extra, that little girl might have lived,” he said.
“So, absolutely, these mistakes may have led to the passing away of these children as well.”
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The Texas legislator expressed significant concerns about the police response but said officers were not the only ones who failed the children of Uvalde.
“At the end of the day, everybody failed here. We failed these children. We even failed them in the Texas legislature.”
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