Rolando Reyes, 74, says he had no idea his grandson bought two AR-15s last week
Share this @internewscast.com


Uvalde school shooter Salvador Ramos’s grandfather has revealed the family had no idea that he legally purchased two AR-15s last week, and described him as a quiet teenager who spent most of his time alone in his room. 

Ramos, 18, was shot dead by police yesterday after he killed 19 fourth graders and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. 

The gunman’s motive remains unclear. He first shot his grandmother in the head at home, then stole her car and drove it to the school, crashing in a ditch before he walked into the classroom and opened fire. 

Ramos turned 18 on May 16 and quickly bought two AR-15s and more than three hundred rounds of gun ammunition. 

His grandmother, believed to be 66-year-old Celia Martinez, took him for dinner to Applebee’s to celebrate his birthday. 

On Wednesday morning, her husband Rolando Reyes, 74, told ABC News that neither of them were aware their grandson then bought the guns. 

‘I didn’t know he had weapons. If I’d have known, I would have reported it,’ Rolando, who has a past felony conviction and cannot be in a home with firearms, said. 

Scroll down for video 

Rolando Reyes, 74, says he had no idea his grandson bought two AR-15s last week

Salvador Ramos, 18, was gunned down by police at the Robb Elementary School

Rolando Reyes, 74, says he had no idea his grandson bought two AR-15s last week. Salvador Ramos bought the guns last week a day after celebrating his 18th birthday with his grandmother at Applebee’s 

Salvador Ramos legally purchased two AR-15 style rifles including the one he used in yesterday's attack after his 18th birthday last week. The gunman also bought more than 300 rounds of ammunition

Salvador Ramos legally purchased two AR-15 style rifles including the one he used in yesterday's attack after his 18th birthday last week. The gunman also bought more than 300 rounds of ammunition

Salvador Ramos legally purchased two AR-15 style rifles including the one he used in yesterday’s attack after his 18th birthday last week. The gunman also bought more than 300 rounds of ammunition 

One of the weapons the gunman bought was an $1,870 Daniel Defense weapon which he posted a receipt for on Yubo (left), according to The Daily Dot.

The weapons are ordered online then picked up from local Daniel Defense dealers

One of the weapons the gunman bought was an $1,870 Daniel Defense weapon which he posted a receipt for on Yubo (left), according to The Daily Dot. The weapons are ordered online then picked up from local Daniel Defense dealers 

Ramos crashed his truck into a ditch then entered the school on Tuesday. Cops found one of his AR-15 guns inside the vehicle, and he had also dumped a bag nearby. At the entrance of the school, they found his backpack which contained ammunition

Ramos crashed his truck into a ditch then entered the school on Tuesday. Cops found one of his AR-15 guns inside the vehicle, and he had also dumped a bag nearby. At the entrance of the school, they found his backpack which contained ammunition 

Ramos' Ford truck dumped at the scene near the school. He shot his grandmother then drove from their home to the school and opened fire

Ramos’ Ford truck dumped at the scene near the school. He shot his grandmother then drove from their home to the school and opened fire 

Ramos’s grandmother survived despite being shot in the head. She is in the hospital. 

The shooter’s grandfather also revealed that he was quiet, but would sometimes go to work with him.

‘Sometimes I’d take him to work with me. Not all the time, but sometimes. This past year he didn’t go to school. He didn’t graduate. You would try to tell him but kids nowadays they think they know everything. 

‘He was very quiet, he didn’t talk very much.’ 

The teen did not live with his mother because they had ‘problems’, the grandfather added. 

On Tuesday, he was out of the house when the teen opened fire. A neighbor called him to tell him his wife had been shot but by the time he got back to the house, Ramos had escaped in his grandmother’s car. 

‘The neighbor called me and said she’d been shot. When I came over here he said he’d taken off. It still hasn’t sunk in,’ he said. 

The Call of Duty obsessed gunman bought two weapons including a Daniel Defense AR-15 worth $1,870. He posted a receipt for that purchase on the website Yubo, which was obtained by The Daily Dot on Tuesday after the shooting. 

It is unclear if Ramos, who turned 18 last week, bought both weapons on the Daniel Defense website. 

The site is run out of Georgia and operates by allowing customers to place orders online and then collect them from a local dealer. 

There are no Daniel Defense dealers listed in Uvalde, but several are 100miles away in San Antonio. The ATF confirmed yesterday that Ramos purchased at least one weapon in a local firearms licensee. 

His first purchase was on May 17 for one AR-15 rifle. The next day, he bought 375 rounds of 5.56 ammunition, according to ATF sources cited by Click2Houston. 

On May 20, he bought another rifle. One of the weapons was found inside the truck he crashed into a ditch on Tuesday before opening fire at Robb Elementary School. 

The Daniel Defense rifle was found inside the school, where Ramos was shot and killed by cops. It’s unclear how the teenager paid for the weapons. 

He had a job at Wendy’s, where colleagues say he accosted female staff, but he was also bullied for his clothes and looking ‘poor’, according to classmates. 

Ramos lived with his grandmother in Uvalde. He recently lived with his mother, but classmates say he often posted online about how she had kicked him out of their home. 

‘He posted videos on his Instagram where the cops were there and he’d call his mom a b—- and say she wanted to kick him out. 

These are the Daniel Defense dealer locations within 100 miles of the shooter's hometown of Uvalde, Texas . There are also several firearms stores in the town

These are the Daniel Defense dealer locations within 100 miles of the shooter’s hometown of Uvalde, Texas . There are also several firearms stores in the town 

One video at the scene appears to show the suspected gunman, named by Governor Greg Abbott as Salvador Ramos, approach the school while what sounds like gunfire is going off in the background

One video at the scene appears to show the suspected gunman, named by Governor Greg Abbott as Salvador Ramos, approach the school while what sounds like gunfire is going off in the background

A police vehicle is seen parked near of a truck believed to belong to the suspect behind a shooting at Robb Elementary School

A police vehicle is seen parked near of a truck believed to belong to the suspect behind a shooting at Robb Elementary School

Ramos grew up in Hood Street before moving to his grandmother's house some months ago, neighbors claimed

Ramos grew up in Hood Street before moving to his grandmother’s house some months ago, neighbors claimed

‘He’d be screaming and talking to his mom really aggressively,’ Nadia Reyes told The Washington Post. 

On Tuesday, Ramos first opened fire on his grandmother – who has not been named – at their home. 

He then drove to the school in his pick-up truck, opening fire on the kids inside at around 11.30am. 

The gunman was brought down by a border agent who stormed the school. 

Now, there are widespread calls for gun reform to stop a similar tragedy. President Biden said in an address to the nation last night: ‘Where in God’s name is our backbone?’ 

A woman cries while speaking on the phone outside the Ssgt Willie de Leon Civic Center, where students had been transported from Robb Elementary School to be picked up following the shooting

A woman cries while speaking on the phone outside the Ssgt Willie de Leon Civic Center, where students had been transported from Robb Elementary School to be picked up following the shooting

Share this @internewscast.com
You May Also Like
Police: 2 dead, several wounded in Philadelphia shooting

US Coast Guard rescues 3 US sailors in Atlantic Ocean

Posted: Jun 27, 2022 / 01:59 PM CDT Updated: Jun 27, 2022…
Rep. Sean Casten wins 6th District Democratic primary, topping fellow incumbent Marie Newman

Rep. Sean Casten wins 6th District Democratic primary, topping fellow incumbent Marie Newman

ORLAND PARK, Ill. (CBS) — Two incumbent members of Congress are running…
Carnival cruise brawl caught on camera broke out over alleged cheating, passenger says

Carnival cruise brawl caught on camera broke out over alleged cheating, passenger says

An all-out brawl that broke out between dozens of passengers aboard the Carnival…
Chicago Department of Transportation to add concrete barriers to all protected bike lanes by end of 2023

Chicago Department of Transportation to add concrete barriers to all protected bike lanes by end of 2023

CHICAGO (WLS) — The Chicago Department of Transportation announced Wednesday it will…
Jan. 6 panel adds last-minute hearing Tuesday afternoon

Jan. 6 panel adds last-minute hearing Tuesday afternoon

WASHINGTON — The Jan. 6 committee will hold a last-minute public hearing…
Pool near me: Chicago Park District to open 37 indoor, outdoor pools by July 5, limit access to 4 beaches to redeploy lifeguards

Pool near me: Chicago Park District to open 37 indoor, outdoor pools by July 5, limit access to 4 beaches to redeploy lifeguards

CHICAGO (WLS) — The Chicago Park District announced Tuesday it is planning…
Mississippi man accused of attacking woman with hammer

Mississippi man accused of attacking woman with hammer

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson police are searching for a man who…
South Carolina man killed after 11-foot alligator pulled him into pond

South Carolina man killed after 11-foot alligator pulled him into pond

A South Carolina man was killed Friday after officials say an 11-foot…