Mary Granados Biography
Mary Granados was one of the victims killed by a gunman who went on a random shooting rampage on Saturday in Texas after he was pulled over by Texas troopers in Midland for failing to use his signal. Mary was a postal worker and the gunman shot her and carjacked her mail van.
Mary Granados Sister
Mary had a twin sister known as Rosie Granados, the two were having a conversation over the phone when it was abruptly punctuated by the mail carrier’s terrified scream.
“It was very painful. I just wanted to help her and I couldn’t. I thought she had got [bitten] by a dog or something, I tried calling her name and she wouldn’t answer.” Rosie told CNN.
Rosie later learned that her sister had been shot and carjacked by a gun-toting madman, who used the USPS van to continue a gore-streaked spree that began moments earlier when he shot a state trooper and fled a highway car stop.
Mary Granados Odessa Texas Shooting
According to eyewitness the gunman shot Mary in the hip twice before hijacked her postal vehicle. According to NewsWest9, a neighbor who is a nurse tried to help Mary but it was too late.
The gunman, who has now been identified as Seth Ator, had engaged in a killing rampage after he was pulled over by Texas troopers in Midland on Saturday afternoon for failing to use his signal. He shot at the police and sped away. Driving on streets and the highway, he sprayed bullets randomly at residents and motorists.
This is when he hijacked Mary’s postal truck and ditched his gold Honda, shooting at people as he made his way into Odessa about 20 miles away. The police confronted him in a movie theater parking lot and killed him in a shootout.
Mary Granados Postal Worker
Mary was a postal worker, she was near the end of her shift when the gunman shot and carjacked of her mail van. Her co-worker Leslie Aide wrote on the GoFundMe page that “she was beautiful inside and out, with a great heart and always ready to be a friend. [She] always had a smile on her face!”
Her twin sister described her as hard-working, beautiful, and always smiling. “She would never try to hurt anybody I want people to know that she…worked really hard because she was very responsible.”
This is Mary Granados. She had been working for the US postal service for less than a year.
Mary was on the phone with her twin sister, Rosie, when the #Odessa gunman ambushed and killed her.
— Kristen Clarke (@KristenClarkeJD) September 1, 2019
Mary Granados GoFundMe
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family with the funeral expenses.
“This campaign is to help the family with expenses for Mary Granados, who was carjacked and murdered while working during today’s mass shooting in Odessa, TX.
I started this campaign on behalf of the family to help them some way during this difficult time, with permission from her twin sister Rosie Granados, who will make sure funds are used accordingly.
I had the privilege to work with Mary in the past. She was beautiful inside and out, with a great heart and always ready to be a friend, always had a smile on her face! Keep her family in your prayers.”