Rojelio’s family was among those who waited into the night of May 24 to find out what happened to him.
“They sent us to the hospital, to the civic center, to the hospital and here again, nothing, not even in San Antonio,” his father Federico Torres told KHOU-TV. “They don’t tell us anything, only a photo, wait, hope that everything is well.”
Talking to ABC News after getting the devastating confirmation, Rojelio’s mother called her son a “very smart and loving child.”
Rojelio’s aunt Precious Perez posted, per KSAT-TV, “Our entire family waited almost 12 hours since the shooting to find out Rojelio Torres my 10 year old nephew, was killed in this tragedy. We are devastated and heartbroken. Rojer was a very intelligent, hard-working and helpful person. He will be missed and never forgotten.”