Within the hours and days following the fatal shooting of 19 children and their two teachers at Robb Elementary College in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, authorities gave shifting and at instances contradictory info of what occurred and the way they responded.
The investigation of the bloodbath is ongoing, however a lot is already identified in regards to the nearly two hours that passed between when authorities say Salvador Ramos shot his grandmother and when police radio visitors indicated that the 18-year-old gunman was lifeless and the siege was over.
Someday after 11 a.m. — Ramos shoots his grandmother within the face, in response to Texas Public Security Director Steve McCraw. Gilbert Gallegos, 82, who lives throughout the road from Ramos and his grandmother, heard a shot as he was in his yard. He runs to the entrance and sees Ramos velocity away in a pickup truck and Ramos’ grandmother coming towards him pleading for assist. Lined in blood, “She says, ‘Berto, that is what he did. He shot me,’” in response to Gallegos, whose spouse calls the police to report the capturing.
11:27 a.m. — Video exhibits a instructor, whom authorities haven’t publicly recognized, propping open an exterior door of the college, McCraw stated.
11:28 a.m. — The instructor exits to retrieve a telephone after which returns by means of the exit door, which stays propped open, McCraw stated. It’s not clear why the instructor was retrieving a telephone. Division of Public Security spokesman Travis Considine stated Thursday that investigators hadn’t determined why the door was propped open.
11:28 a.m. — Ramos crashes the pickup right into a drainage ditch behind the college, McCraw stated. Two males at a close-by funeral house hear the crash and run out to see what occurred. They see Ramos leap out of the passenger aspect carrying an AR-15-style rifle and a bag filled with ammunition. The lads run and Ramos fires at them however doesn’t hit them. One of many males falls however each make it again to the funeral house. A panicked instructor then emerges from the college and calls 911.
11:30 a.m. — 911 receives a name saying there was a crash and a person with a gun on the faculty, McCraw stated.
11:31 a.m. — Ramos begins capturing on the faculty from the college parking zone as police vehicles start to reach on the funeral house, McCraw stated. Ramos then makes his manner across the faculty constructing.
The varsity district police officer who was working that day wasn’t on campus round this time, opposite to earlier stories, McCraw stated Friday. The officer drives to the college “instantly” after getting the 911 name and approaches somebody in the back of the college who he thought was the gunman. Because the officer “sped” towards the person, who turned out to be a instructor, McCraw stated the officer “drove proper by the suspect who was hunkered down behind” a car.
11:32 a.m. — Ramos fires a number of photographs on the faculty after which makes his manner towards the open door, McCraw stated.
11:33 a.m. — 5 minutes after crashing the pickup, Ramos enters the college and begins capturing into two adjoining lecture rooms, 111 and 112, McCraw stated. He fires greater than 100 rounds.
11:35 a.m. — Three metropolis cops enter the college by means of the identical door that Ramos used and are later adopted by 4 different officers, McCraw stated, placing a complete of seven contained in the constructing. Two officers obtain “grazing wounds” from Ramos, McCraw stated.
11:37 a.m. — Gunfire continues, with 16 rounds being shot in complete, McCraw stated. It’s unclear who fired the photographs.
11:51 a.m. — A police sergeant and different regulation enforcement start to reach, McCraw stated.
12:03 p.m. — A feminine (age unknown) calls 911 and whispers that she’s in classroom 112, McCraw stated. The decision lasts 1 minute, 23 seconds.
12:03 p.m. — Officers proceed to enter the college, with as many as 19 officers within the hallway close to the room the place Ramos is holed up, McCraw stated.
12:06 p.m. — Anne Marie Espinoza, a spokeswoman for the Uvalde Consolidated Impartial College District, posts on the district’s Fb web page: “All campuses are below a Lockdown Standing.
“Uvalde CISD Dad and mom: Please know right now all campuses are below a Lockdown Standing on account of gunshots within the space. The scholars and employees are protected within the buildings. The buildings are safe in a Lockdown Standing. Your cooperation is required right now by not visiting the campus. As quickly because the Lockdown Standing is lifted you can be notified.”
“Thanks to your cooperation!”
12:10 p.m. — The feminine (age unknown) who referred to as 911 at 12:03 p.m. calls 911 once more and says there are a number of lifeless, McCraw stated. She calls once more at 12:13 p.m. after which once more at 12:16 p.m., when she says there are eight to 9 college students alive.
12:10 p.m. — The primary group of deputy U.S. marshals from Del Rio arrive from almost 70 miles (113 kilometers) away to help the assorted different regulation enforcement officers already on scene, according to the Marshals Service.
12:15 p.m. — U.S. Border Patrol tactical staff members arrive with shields, McCraw stated.
12:19 p.m. — One other woman in room 111 calls 911 and ends the decision when a fellow pupil tells her to hold up, McCraw stated.
12:21 p.m. — Ramos fires his gun once more and officers imagine he’s at one of many door of one of many adjoining lecture rooms, McCraw stated. Police transfer down the hallway.
12:21 p.m. — Three photographs could be heard throughout a 911 name, McCraw stated.
Round this time, police are caught within the hallway as a result of each classroom doorways are locked and so they should search keys from a college worker.
12:36 p.m. — A baby calls 911 for 21 seconds.
Round this time, a woman calls 911 and is instructed to remain on the road and keep very quiet, McCraw stated. The woman says, “He shot the door.”
12:43 p.m. —The woman urges the 911 dispatcher to “please ship the police now.”
12:46 p.m. — The woman says she will be able to “hear the police subsequent door.”
12:47 p.m. — She once more asks 911 to “please ship the police now.”
12:50 p.m. — Officers open the doorways with keys from a college worker, enter the classroom and kill Ramos, McCraw stated. Pictures could be heard over the 911 name.
12:51 p.m. — Officers could be heard transferring youngsters out of the room, McCraw stated.
12:58 p.m. — Regulation enforcement radio chatter says Ramos has been killed and the siege is over, stated Victor Escalon, regional director for the Texas Division of Public Security.
For extra AP protection of the Uvalde faculty capturing: https://apnews.com/hub/uvalde-school-shooting