Socialite Shooting Cop
Jury selection started Monday in the trial of Virgil Brewer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed person with a homemade beanbag round out of his shotgun. Alejo Reinoso/Unsplash.

The teenage gunman who was responsible for the deaths of two individuals at his old St. Louis high school was armed with enough ammunition to kill hundreds. The victims included a 61-year-old teacher and a 16-year-old pupil. The shooter left a note calling his lonely life a “perfect storm for a mass shooter,” said reports.

The 19-year-old killer Orlando Harris left a manifesto-like note in his car before storming Central Visual and Performing Arts High School on Monday, killing two and injuring several others.

The shooter had no prior criminal history.

On Tuesday, Oct. 25 Police Commissioner Michael Sack talked about the incident. According to him, Harris had used an “AR-15-style rifle” — and it “appears he came into the building with more than 600 rounds of ammunition on him.”

The commissioner also talked about how the incident could have been a lot worse taking into account the amount of ammo that was in the possession of the shooter at the time of the incident.

Sack said, “This could have been a horrific scene.”

He also added, “That’s a whole lot of victims there,” about the mass of ammo.

Seven other teenagers were also hurt in the incident and were taken to the hospital, Sack said. Some had gunshot or graze wounds and some had abrasions. One had a fractured ankle. They are all in stable conditions, the commissioner said.

“The security staff did an outstanding job identifying the suspect’s efforts to enter and immediately notified other staff and ensured that we were contacted,” Sack said.

“He wrote, ‘I don’t have any friends. I don’t have any family. I’ve never had a girlfriend. I’ve never had a social life. I’ve been an isolated loner my entire life. This was the perfect storm for a mass shooter,'” the chief read.

He suggested the motive was that Harris “feels isolated, he feels alone — quite possibly angry and resentful of others who have, it appeared to him, to have healthy relationships. So a desire to lash out.”

“There was no mystery about what was going to happen. He had it out and entered in an aggressive, violent manner,” Sack said.

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