Letters detail thoughts of gunman killed in Florida State University library shootout
TALLAHASSEE — Authorities are investigating mailed packages linked to a gunman who shot three people before he was killed by officers at Florida State University, the FBI said Friday.
Officials said the packages were part of their investigation into why the gunman opened fire in a crowded library.
Thought to have been mailed by suspected shooter Myron May before his rampage, the packages were not considered a threat to the public, Postal Inspection Service officials said.
One was intercepted by the FBI’s Houston office, a spokeswoman said, noting it contained nothing hazardous.
In Palmdale, Calif., authorities on Friday morning removed a package from the porch of Renee Pittman Mitchell, she told Reuters. She is the author of several books and a website on what she calls “mind control technology,” detailing a covert effort to target people with radio frequency technology.
May reached out to her one week ago, she said, believing he was a target.
“He said, ‘I just don’t want to live my life like this,’ ” according to Mitchell.
She said her package contained a letter and a thumb drive.
She did not thoroughly read her note before turning it over to authorities. Another recipient, however, forwarded her a typed letter that was addressed to her and several others, images of which Mitchell sent to Reuters by email.
The letter, signed by May, explained that he had told no one about his plans and that his goal was to bring media attention “to the plight of targeted individuals.”