Girl, 11, smears herself in pals blood and plays dead to escape Texas shooter

An 11-year-old girl was forced to smear her pal's blood onto herself and play dead in a desperate effort to escape a Texas school shooting.

The shooting took place in Uvalde, Texas, when 18-year-old Salvador Ramos shot and killed 19 children and two adults in a sickening attack.

Miah Cerrillo, 11, acted quickly to survive Ramos' shooting at Robb Elementary School, where Ramos was gunned down by police after his disturbing attack.

The young girl reportedly arrived late to class due to a doctors appointment and an hour later found herself caught up in a horrible scene that saw her use the blood of her friend to hid from Ramos.

Cerrillo witnessed the attack up close and saw her teacher and some classmates slaughtered by the sick gunman.

The 11-year-old is said to have laid on top of her friend, Miah, who had been shot but was still breathing at the time, to pretend that the pair were both dead.

She also used the blood of an unknown female friend to make herself look like she had been hit by a bullet.

Miah's father, Miguel Cerillo, sadly confirmed that her friend had died in the shooting.

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Miah's aunt, Blanca Rivera, said: "Miah got some blood and put it on herself to pretend that she was dead. My sister-in-law said is that [Miah] saw her friend full of blood, and she got blood and put it on herself."

Miah has been left deeply traumatised after witnessing the bloodbath that saw her classmates massacred, Daily Mirror reports.

The youngster is also said to have sustained some injuries and was left with bullet fragments in her back, and spent some time in hospital, but has since been discharged.

The 11-year-old was reportedly doing fine until the trauma hit the youngster when she returned home.

Rivera added: "I think it just hit Miah. I think everything came to reality. We’re home, and she’s just crying and having a panic attack.

"At this point, we just have to pray and ask God to help us move forward through this situation. I know it’s traumatising and having an 11-year-old go through this, I can’t imagine what she’s feeling."

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