'I like how it looks': Salvador Ramos once CUT UP his face just 'for fun', claims friend

The friend also also said that the Uvalde gunman would ride around with another friend and shoot people at random with a BB gun


                            'I like how it looks': Salvador Ramos once CUT UP his face just 'for fun', claims friend
Ramos, who opened fire at Robb Elementary school, also told his classmates he cut himself 'because I like how it looks' (Robb Elementary/Facebook, WFAA screenshot/YouTube)
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UVALDE, TEXAS: Texas school shooter Salvador Ramos, who salughtered 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary school, reportedly behaved strangely before the carrying out the deadly massacre. His friends have claimed that the 18-year-old even cut up his face just "for fun". 

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Ramos’ friend Santos Valdez Jr, 18, said that the two were close and often played video games and basketball together. Ramos' behavior reportedly began to “deteriorate" over time, he claimed, as reported by The Washington Post. Valdez recounted how Ramos once came to a park with scratch marks across his face and said that a cat had attacked him.

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“Then he told me the truth, that he’d cut up his face with knives over and over and over,” Valdez said. “I was like, ‘You’re crazy, bro, why would you do that?’” he said. Ramos told him it was just “for fun"". Ramos told his classmates at school that he cut himself “because I like how it looks,” a student told KSAT.

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Valdez also said that Ramos would ride around with another friend and shoot people at random with a BB gun. He also egged people’s cars. Friends and relatives said that Ramos had been bullied throughout middle school for a speech impediment.

Members of the community gather at a vigil for the 21 people killed at Robb Elementary School on May 24, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas (Photo by Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty Images)

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It was recently also revealed that Ramos made a shocking boast about his sick plot to his former Wendy's co-workers. He then quit after saving enough for two AR-15 rifles. Ramos bought his guns on his 18th birthday. Born in North Dakota, Ramos lived in Uvalde and was a student at Uvalde High School before he found work at Wendy's. A former co-worker of the "demented" gunman described the 18-year-old as a "rude, creepy and scruffy" guy. She said that she kept her distance from him because she felt unsafe around him. Another former co-worker of Ramos said he would send inappropriate text messages to female colleagues.

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Another school friend of Ramos said that he sent him pictures of his guns. "He would message me here and there, and four days ago he sent me a picture of the AR he was using … and a backpack full of 5.56 rounds, probably like seven mags," the friend told CNN. "I was like, 'bro, why do you have this?' and he was like, 'Don't worry about it." "He proceeded to text me, 'I look very different now. You wouldn't recognize me'," the friend added. 

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Hours before carrying out the massacre, the shooter sent a chilling message to an acquaintance on Instagram, saying, "I'm about to". Born in North Dakota, Ramos lived in Uvalde. He was a student at Uvalde High School before he found work at a Wendy's. Texas State Sen Roland Gutierrez reportedly said that the two assault rifles used in the massacre were bought by the shooter on his 18th birthday. Under a new Texan law passed in September, people aged 18-21 could buy guns if they had a protective order for being at risk of family violence, stalking, prostitution or sex trafficking. Under the law, the requirement for a permit for a handgun was removed. Rifles were already permitted in Texas without the need for licenses.

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