Florida school shooter says “heard voices telling him to carry out massacre”
YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 16, ARMENPRESS. The 19-year-old who is accused of killing 17 people and injuring dozens more when he opened fire on a South Florida high school in the US Wednesday afternoon told investigators that he heard voices in his head, giving him instructions on what to do to conduct the attack, law enforcement sources told ABC News.
The voices were described as "demons" by law enforcement sources, ABC News reports.
Nikolas Cruz, the 19 year old shooter who killed 17 people in a Florida, US, high school on February 14, has underwent psychiatric treatment in the past for mental diseases, authorities told CNN.
Associated Press earlier reported that despite this fact Cruz was able to legally purchase an AR 15 rile, which he used to gun down his victims.
Cruz faces 17 counts of premeditated murder.
The suspect in one of the deadliest school shootings in modern American history confessed to the police that he “began shooting students that he saw in the hallways and on school grounds,” according to a police arrest report, NY Times reports.
The suspect, Nikolas Cruz, 19, carried a black duffel bag and backpack, where he hid loaded magazines, the report said. He arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland in an Uber at 2:19 p.m. on Wednesday and pulled out a semiautomatic AR-15 rifle, the New York Times reported citing the police documents.