On Sunday, a relative informed The Washington Post that the Texas school shooter’s grandmother, who he shot in the face before killing 19 students and two teachers, may never be able to speak again.
“The bullet entered through Sally’s jaw right next to her mouth and fractured all her teeth,” said Jason Ybarra, Celia “Sally” Martinez Gonzales’ second cousin.
“The bullet would have blown her head off if it had been an inch in the wrong direction,” he claimed.
“Considering what occurred, she’s doing well.” “However, she may never be able to speak again,” Ybarra, 45, added.
Martinez Gonzales currently communicates only through writing, according to Ybarra.
On Tuesday, she was Salvador Ramos’ first casualty before he opened fire on unarmed students and staff at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
Ybarra said the granny has already undergone four surgery for her wounds, including one on Sunday, and will have many more.
On Thursday, her husband, Rolando Reyes, told The Washington Post that his wife was “awake, but she’s in pain.”
“She had a notepad where she wrote what was trying to communicate, but she got irritated when we couldn’t figure it out,” Reyes added.
Ramos had spent the previous two or three months with his grandparents before going on his fatal shooting spree.