Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, entered the Santa Fe High School in Texas and killed 10 students with a shotgun. According to one mother, whose daughter was killed that day, Pagourtzis targeted her because she rejected him.
The Los Angeles Times reported that Sadie Rodriguez, mother of 16-year-old Shana Fisher, claimed Shana “had 4 months of problems from this boy.”
The newspaper said Rodrigues stated this in a private Facebook message, where she explained the shooter would continuously attempt to make advances on her daughter “and she repeatedly told him no.”
As Pagourtzis became more aggressive, Shana finally decided to stand up for herself, which resulted in embarrassing him in class.
“A week later he opens fire on everyone he didn’t like,” the mother said in the report, also claiming that Shana was “the first one” targeted by the 17-year-old shooter.
Rodriguez described her daughter as “beautiful, smart, funny and talented” girl who “loved life and her dog Kallie. She was shy and sweet,” adding that she “had a lot of love in her heart.”
Via the New York Post: Dimitrios Pagourtzis war-whooped “Woo-hoo,” blared a WWII Japanese military anthem on his phone and shouted cruel taunts as he opened fire on his cowering classmates, according to new accounts a day after the Texas high school junior allegedly killed eight students and two teachers.
The admitted gunman even chillingly sang “Another one bites the dust!” as he fired away with his father’s Remington 870 shotgun and .38-caliber handgun.
“My friend Trent was in the classroom and said after [Pagourtzis] would shoot a student he would sing, ‘Another one bites the dust!’” Sante Fe High School sophomore Kole Dixon, 16, told The Post of a classmate, whose last name he asked not be printed.
“He also kept playing a kamikaze song over and over as loud as he could,” on his cellphone, Dixon said of the shooter.