I lived by pretending to be dead with the blood of my dead friend… shooting testimonies

The children who survived the shooting at an elementary school in Texas, USA, testified of the horrific situation at the time.

According to the Associated Press and CNN broadcasts on the 27th (local time), 11-year-old survivor Mia Serillo pretended to be dead by smearing the blood of a friend who had died in order to survive the genocide of 18-year-old shooter Salverdore Ramos.

Serillo said that on the 24th, the day of the incident, he was watching a movie with his classmates in the classroom when suddenly a gunshot was heard. Ramos soon entered the classroom and fired at her friends and teachers.

Ramos’ bullets passed by Serillo’s side and shards bounced off Serillo’s head and shoulders.

After killing Cerillo’s classmates, Ramos moved to another classroom. Serillo heard gunshots and screams from the class next door, and thought the killer could come back and shoot, along with another surviving friend, smeared the blood of his dead classmates.

Then, after calling 911 from the dead teacher’s cell phone for help, he lied down pretending to be dead and waited for rescue for a long time.

Serillo said he was afraid to talk to men because of the shock of the shooting.

10-year-old Samuel Salinas also acted as if he had already died to avoid being targeted by a bullet wound on his thigh.

“The killer shot the teacher first, and then killed the children,” Salinas testified in an interview with ABC.

“The same thing could happen again,” said Jaden Perez, 10, when he heard the gunfire and hid in a bag storage area. “I don’t want to go back to school.”

According to the children’s testimonies, the shooter, Ramos, exhibited atrocities at the time of the crime. He looked straight into the teacher’s eyes and said ‘Good Night’ and then fired. After he opened fire, he even played music.

Choi Soo-jin, reporter at Hankyung.com [email protected]

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