Baytown shooting: Caitlin Roberts-Nunez, mother of 3, speaks to ABC13 about the October 5 shooting that left 2 injured and 4 dead

BAYTOWN, Texas (KTRK) — It’s been more than a week since Ron Welch carried out a mass shooting in Baytown that killed four and injured two mothers. Now, in interviews, the survivors and family members are asking for answers you’ll only see on Eyewitness News.

ABC13 dropped off Caitlin Roberts-Nunez as she gently rocked both of her bandaged arms in her living room while still trying to breastfeed her 4-month-old daughter. The fact that both are alive is truly a miracle.

“I was hit three times in the elbow, once in the forearm,” said the young mother. “They had to put a pole from my wrist to my elbow.”

The mother was shot in both arms and grazed on the neck by Welch, who is accused of a killing on Oct. 5, before he was shot dead by police.

That evening, Roberts-Nunez had just dropped her sister off at a friend’s house when a Dodge truck pulled up in front of her.

“I was going in reverse and wanted to do a U-turn,” she said. “Then he got out of his truck and started shooting at the car. That was it.”

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Wel scored Roberts-Nunez at least five times. Miraculously, her three daughters, who were in the car with her, were unharmed. The family set up GoFundMe to help with medical expenses.

“I kind of knew I was going to be shot in my right arm because I couldn’t move it. My brakes stopped working, so I couldn’t stop. I just started as fast as I could,” she said, adding she eventually drove to a nearby RV park where strangers could call 911 and get help.

Little did she know at the time that she had driven past Welch’s first two victims just prior to the shooting. George Keene and his wife Kyndel Keenes were the first people to be shot in their car. The husband was airlifted to the hospital but pronounced dead. His wife survived. The couple also had their three children in the car but were unharmed. A GoFundMe account was created to help with Keene’s funeral expenses.

To Roberts-Nunez’s best intelligence, a fourth person, identified as Bryan Gradney, was shot after being injured.

Days later, police found the bodies of another couple in a nearby oil field. Although Baytown Police have declined to provide further information, family members identified the victims at the oil field as Scott Nolet and Violet Parrish.

“They met, dated and were inseparable for 11 years,” said Louise Lagerman, a close aunt of the late couple.

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“It’s absolutely awful. I feel terrible for all of the people who have lost their lives and families and I just can’t believe I won’t see Violet and Scott again,” Lagerman said.

According to Lagerman, Baytown investigators said the couple had been at the oil field for “some time,” although there is no specific time of death.

Still, police have not identified a motive for Welch’s alleged actions.

Relatives confirm that Nolet and Welch, the shooter, apparently knew each other because both were tattoo artists. Both men spent time at the Twisted Ink Tattoo Shop in Baytown.

Neighbors report that police have visited the tattoo shop and it has been closed for several days.

The other four victims appear to have no ties to Welch other than being generally in the same area. Welch’s mother previously told ABC13 that her son had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

“I understand if someone’s struggling, I totally understand,” Roberts-Nunez said. “But that doesn’t give anyone the right to hurt families.”

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