Eight friends of the Florida State University shooter are each expecting a package from him Friday, Channel 2 Action News has learned.
The TV station reported Thursday that Joe Paul, one of the friends of Myron May, had received a Facebook message from him Tuesday asking for his address. On Wednesday, May told him the package had been mailed and should arrive Friday. Paul was also emailed a picture of the package.
Paul, in a Skype interview with Channel 2, said he had reconnected with May while living in Houston. He said the eight people expecting packages do not know one another and are unaware of any other links to one another besides May.
“A lot of us have pretty vast networks, so maybe that’s why he chose us,” Paul said. “Perhaps the package is a manifesto.
“Perhaps it’s an answer to the ‘why,’ which is often one of the things that’s missing from situations like this.”
Police said the 31-year-old May shot three students in a campus library just after midnight Thursday. Officers fatally shot May during an exchange outside the library.
Authorities said May believed the government was after him.
As of late Thursday afternoon, one victim was in critical condition and another was in good condition at a local hospital. The third victim had been released.
The eight acquaintances of May have been advised to call local police upon receipt of their package, Channel 2 reported.
The news station plans to follow up with Paul on Friday to learn the contents of his package.