The horrific shooting in Parkland, Florida shocked the world.
The gunman left 17 people dead during his rampage.
And new reports that come out show how if he followed through with his whole plan he would have killed way more people.
When the shooter entered the school in Parkland, Florida, he had 180 rounds of ammunition on him.
They were held in magazines that he hid in his backpack.
And when he got to the third floor, new reports show that he smashed a window, and attempted to fire on fleeing students from above.
The only thing that stopped him from succeeding with this plan was the hurricane-proof glass that prevented him from shattering the window.
If he had been able to fire at students from above as they were fleeing from his rampage, he could have killed a ton more students than he already did.
The report also shows that the killer ended the rampage after his gun jammed as he was trying to reload.
After he changed magazines, the gun allegedly jammed, prompting him to put down his weapon and leave the building, blending in with other students.
While on the “run,” the shooter was able to stop by a Walmart and McDonalds before eventually being arrested by police.
As reported by CBS News:
“Cruz had 180 rounds of ammunition left, a source confirmed to CBS News.
Sources told CBS News that Cruz broke a third-floor window, possibly to fire upon people from above. Sources say he tried to create a “sniper’s nest” by shooting out the window, firing 16 rounds into the glass, CBS News correspondent Manuel Bojorquez reports. But the hurricane-proof glass appeared to have stopped it from shattering, Bojorquez reports.
Investigators believe the suspect tried to reload, but after changing magazine clips, his gun may have jammed, Bojorquez adds. Cruz then allegedly put down his weapon and left the building, blending in with other students.
Police said Cruz told them he had “brought additional loaded magazines to the school campus and kept them hidden in a backpack until he got on campus to begin his assault.”
Cruz is accused of opening fire at the high school in Parkland, Florida, on Valentine’s Day, killing 17 people and wounding 15 others. On Feb. 15, investigators said Cruz told them that as students began to flee, he decided to discard his AR-15 rifle and a vest he was wearing so he could blend in with the crowd. Police recovered the rifle and the vest.”
Immediately in response to the Florida shooting that left 17 people dead, anti-gun activists have begun demanding gun control.
They believe that taking certain guns from people would have prevented the shooting from occurring.
But at the same time, there are those who are on the pro-gun persuasion, and to the contrary believe that allowing teachers to carry guns would have given them a fighting chance to take out the shooter.
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