Hector Ruiz

Student, Engineering Science Building

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Hector Ruiz was originally from Mexico. He moved to Texas as a freshman in 1964.

The shooting happened between his sophomore and junior years while he was studying engineering.

Hector was living at the Stag Co-op, which was for students who couldn’t afford to live elsewhere. He did housework to pay for rent.

He said the shooting was like being trapped in a horrifying dream.

“It all seems like a dream while it’s happening. And you’re trying to figure out, is anyone else dreaming like I was?”