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Lawmaker: Young TX School Shooting Victim 'Bled Out' While Waiting Nearly an Hour for Police

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If there are any defenders left for law enforcement’s dithering response to last week’s school shooting, hearing the tale of one family’s heartbreak should put an end to that.

In an interview with CNN on Sunday, Texas state Sen. Roland Gutierrez recounted what he said was a conversation he had with the mother of a fourth-grade girl who was shot in the massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde but apparently survived the initial wound.

What she could not survive, though, was the delay in armed men coming to her rescue.

“The mom told me her child had been shot by one bullet through the back, through the kidney area,” Gutierrez told CNN’s Dana Bash, at about the 45-second mark in the interview below.

“The first responder that they eventually talked to said that their child likely bled out.”

“In that span of 30 or 40 minutes extra, that little girl might have lived. That little girl might have lived,” Gutierrez said.

“So, absolutely, these mistakes may have led to the passing away of these children as well.”

It’s impossible to imagine the feelings of any mother or father knowing that about a child’s death.

But those are words every law enforcement official should be bearing in mind when faced with the combination of evil and madness that an armed attack on a building full of innocent children........

© Western Journalism

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