“A good 100 kills would be nice”: US police arrest three people suspected of planning mass shootings
Law enforcement officers detained three men, who, according to the investigators, independently planned to carry out mass shootings in the United States.
In Connecticut, authorities arrested a 22-year-old man named Brandon Wagshol. According to officials, he spoke about his plans to open fire on people in a public place on social media.
Police found several pieces of firearms including a handgun and a rifle, as well a rifle scope, ammunition, body armor and much more, CNN writes.
In Florida, deputy sheriffs detained 25-year-old Tristan Scott Wix, after allegedly texting his ex-girlfriend that he wants to commit mass shootings.
“A good 100 kills would be nice,” CNN quotes one text message as saying. Wix wrote that he wants to shoot large crowds of people, according to the sheriff’s office, noting that the man even had singled out a potential spot for the massacre.
Authorities found a .22-caliber hunting rifle along with ammunition in Wix’s apartment, Volusia County Sheriff Michael Chitwood told CNN.
In Ohio, police arrested 20-year-old James Patrick Reardon after allegedly threatening to open fire in a Youngstown Jewish community center. He posted videos of a man firing a gun on Instagram, where he tagged the Jewish Community Center, CNN writes.
Accodring to Andy Lipkin, Executive Vice-President of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation, this post was captioned: “Police identified the Youngstown Jewish Family Community shooter as local white nationalist Seamus O'Rearedon.” The rest of the man’s Instagram was full of anti-semitic and white nationalist content.
Police uncovered weapons and ammunition in Reardon’s home, CNN reports.