New pictures Parkland shooter might have tried to create vantage point to fire below
Pictures obtained by Fox News appear to show that the accused Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter, Nikolas Cruz, tried to shoot out a window on a higher floor of the school in an attempt to fire down at the people below. Had he succeeded, there could have been a dramatic increase in the number of deaths and injuries.
One picture, which looks to have been taken while the campus remained an active crime scene, shows what looks like bullet holes in a high-floor window of the school.
One law enforcement source says the bullets appear to have been fired from inside the building.
Two law enforcement sources tell Fox News that deputies and investigators on the scene discussed how it appeared that the suspect’s efforts to establish that higher vantage point were thwarted by the school’s use of hurricane-resistant windows.
A third source, who was on the campus after the shooting and has close ties to the investigation, told Fox News: “What you are looking at is the third-floor teachers lounge, which faces west, Cruz was trying to shoot those windows out from the inside, creating a perch so he could act like a sniper — little did he know, those windows are hurricane windows and they won’t shatter. Had he been able to get those shot out, who knows how many more people would’ve died, because he would’ve had sight to a wide-open courtyard where the other buildings funnel.” – READ MORE