Florida State Shooter, Myron May, Sent Strange Packages to Friends Before Spree

Myron May sent mysterious packages to several friends ahead of the shooting in Florida State University's library early Thursday, police say. (Facebook)
Myron May sent mysterious packages to several friends ahead of the shooting in Florida State University’s library early Thursday, police say. (Facebook)

Police have identified the three people injured when a “paranoid” Florida State University alumnus opened fire in the campus library Thursday before he was fatally shot by responding officers.

Those still hospitalized are 30-year-old library staffer Nathan Scott, who is listed in critical condition, and 21-year-old FSU student Farhan Ahmed, who is in good condition.

Elijah Velez, 18, was treated and released at the scene for a “grazing” wound, police said Friday.

The release of the victims’ names came after police revealed that the gunman, Myron May, sent a slew of mysterious packages to his friends before going on an early morning terror spree.

He asked those recipients to expect mail from him.

Police have since seized one of those parcels — which contained journals and videos — in Texas, a law enforcement official told the Associated Press.

Authorities are expecting more packages to be delivered Friday in several states.

May, who graduated from FSU in 2005 before enrolling in Texas Tech University’s law school, injured two students and a library worker when he began shooting inside Strozier Library in Tallahassee.

Police found the first of May’s journals Thursday: In them, he wrote that he feared the government was reading his mind, Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo said.

“Mr. May was in a state of crisis,” he said.

His friends said he struggled with mental health disorders for years.

The 31-year-old thought he was being followed by the government, his former roommate Keith Jones told the Tallahassee Democrat. The two shared an apartment before Mays graduated from FSU in 2005.

“He was really smart and extremely hard working,” Jones said. “There is more to his mental health (status) that may have caused some of this. He was taking medications which caused paranoia. He used to see a therapist on a regular basis. He thought people were spying on him.

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