A lone alumnus, armed to the teeth. Armed youth He killed two people on Monday At his former high school in the central US state of Missouri, local police announced Tuesday that they had found 600 bullets.
Orlando Harris, 19, killed a sports teacher and a 16-year-old girl and wounded seven others before being shot by law enforcement in St. Louis on Monday.
The teenager was armed with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and had several magazines strapped to his chest in addition to those stashed in his backpack. “It appears he entered the building with over 600 rounds of ammunition,” local police chief Mike Sack said at a press conference on Tuesday. Responding police officers, who said they arrived on the scene four minutes after the emergency call, managed to avert an even more “horrific” tragedy.
“I have no friends, no family”
A letter found by police in the shooter’s car sets out his motivations for the attack. “I have no friends. I have no family. I have never had a girlfriend. I have never had a social life. I have been lonely and isolated my whole life,” he wrote in the document.
On Tuesday, Joe Biden offered his thoughts and those of his wife, Jill, “to all those affected by the senseless shooting in St. Louis.” “As we (high school) mourn, we must take action, starting with banning assault rifles,” Trump tweeted.
School shootings in particular are an atrocity in America. In May, a teenager killed 19 schoolchildren and two female teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.
Banned in 1994 along with other semiautomatic rifles, the AR-15 was reauthorized in 2004 and has since been at the center of controversy for its use in several shootings, including Uvalde and Parkland.
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