Who was Jacklyn Cazares? Furious dad of Salvador Ramos' victim, 10, says cops 'didn't do a thing'

'The situation could've been over quick if they had better tactical training,' said Jacinto Cazares, father of Jacklyn


                            Who was Jacklyn Cazares? Furious dad of Salvador Ramos' victim, 10, says cops 'didn't do a thing'
Jacinto Cazares's daughter Jacklyn Cazares was among the other 19 children and two adults who were shot dead in Uvalde (Source: Jacinto Cazares/Facebook)
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UVALDE, TEXAS: The father of Jacklyn Cazares, 10, murdered in the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday, May 24, has demanded a justification as to why the gunman was able to make it through the school for 90 minutes until he was shot dead even though the first 911 call came at 11:32 am, and yet Ramos was not shot until 1 pm. A local resident who lives opposite the school said that a woman was screaming at the police to go inside the school but they did not.

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Jacinto Cazares's daughter Jacklyn Cazares was among the other 19 children and two adults who were shot dead in Uvalde by Salvador Ramos Jacklyn was killed along with her cousin Annabelle Rodriguez. They were cousins, friends, and classmates in their fourth-grade class at Robb Elementary School. "My baby girl has been taken away from my family and I," Jacinto Cazares, Jacklyn's father, wrote in a Facebook post. "We're devastated in ways, I hope no one ever goes thru. Taken out of arms and lives, in this freaking cowardly way, so young, so innocent, full of life and love. It hurts us to our souls. We thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts, for your love, support and prayers. My babygirl will always be with us and those she has touched."

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'My baby girl has been taken away from my family and I,' Jacinto Cazares, Jacklyn's father, wrote in a Facebook post

The mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde has provoked heated debate throughout the country about gun control and other issues. Cazares told ABC News that he is holding the school and the police responsible for the massacre. "There was at least 40 lawmen armed to the teeth but didn't do a darn thing [until] it was far too late. The situation could've been over quick if they had better tactical training, and we as a community witnessed it firsthand. I'm a gun owner and I do not blame the weapons used in this tragedy. I'm angry how easy it is to get one and young you can be to purchase one," he said.

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On the day of the tragedy, the first 911 call was received 90 minutes earlier, at 11:30 am, saying a man had emerged from a crashed vehicle with a long rifle and a backpack. Juan Carranza, a local resident of Uvalde who lives opposite the school told that a woman was yelling at the police outside the school. He said she was screaming: 'Go in there! Go in there!' But, the police did not go. Cazares said he wanted answers from local authorities as to why the shooter was not stopped before or during the attack.

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Ramos on Tuesday, May 24, before going towards the school, first shot his 66-year-old grandmother Cecilia Gonzalez in the face, leaving her severely injured, and took her pickup truck. Ramos crashed the truck into a pit and then ran to the school. Despite an armed security guard outside the school, he was able to get inside the school and kill 21 people. Moreover, he was not stopped until 1 pm, when a Border Patrol agent backed up by a tactical team shot him dead.

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According to The New York Times, at least one armed law enforcement officer from the Uvalde school district was at the school, and that officer exchanged gunfire with the gunman, but the gunman was able to get past. Ramos then made it into the school, running down a hallway to two adjoining classrooms. He barricaded himself in the fourth-grade classroom run by Irma Garcia and Mireles. He shot all of the 19 children and 2 teachers in the classroom.

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