The Uvalde school shooting suspect’s grandmother was upgraded to “fair condition” on Sunday afternoon, but a relative reported that “she may never be able to talk again.”
The University Health System in San Antonio, Texas, initially listed the 66-year-old woman in critical condition Tuesday after her grandson, Robb Elementary shooting suspect Salvador Ramos, allegedly shot her in the face at their home before opening fire at the school where 19 children and two teachers were killed.
Update on the shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde: at University Hospital we currently have three patients:— University Health (@UnivHealthSA) May 29, 2022
66-year-old woman, fair condition
10-year-old girl, serious condition
9-year-old girl, good condition
Jason Ybarra, a second cousin to the suspect’s grandmother Celia “Sally” Martinez Gonzales, told the New York Post she was shot in the jaw.
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“If the bullet was an inch in another direction, it would have blown her head off,” Ybarra said. “She’s doing fairly well, considering what happened. But she may never be able to talk again.”
Ybarra said she is able to communicate by writing and has had several surgeries, including one Sunday. Additional surgeries are expected.
A GoFundMe page set up by Natalie Salazar, a woman claiming to be Martinez Gonzales’s daughter, said the grandmother ran across the street to a neighbor’s house after being shot and called 911.
University Health in San Antonio is treating two other victims of the shooting, including a 10-year-old girl listed in serious condition and a 9-year-old girl listed in good condition. Another 10-year-old girl was discharged from the hospital Friday.
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President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden visited the site of the Uvalde school shooting Sunday and laid a bouquet of white flowers at a memorial site set up outside Robb Elementary.