Law enforcement officials confirmed Thursday that the suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz legally purchased AR-15 semi-automatic rifle at Sunrise Tactical Supply in Coral Springs, Florida.
A gun shop in the vicinity of the Florida high school was the scene of one of the deadliest shooting rampage in modern AMERICAN history, is reportedly being investigated as the law enforcement officials work to find more information about the possible shooter.
Sunrise Tactical Supply in Coral Springs was confirmed by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and the gun store, where the 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz bought the semi-automatic.
This picture was posted on the Instagram account of Nikolas Cruz shows weapons lying on a bed.
(Instagram via AP)
It was reported by WSVN Thursday that the case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
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The reported investigation came a day after Cruz allegedly opened fire at marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the Park, about a ten-minute drive from the gun store.
The sheriff’s office said Cruz used an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and was in possession of multiple magazines as he the murder would be committed, of which at least 17 people dead.
This picture was posted on the Instagram account of Nikolas Cruz shows a weapon to be held.
(Instagram via AP)
Cruz along a background check and legally bought the gun in February 2017, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.
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The AR-15 semi-automatic, which the National Rifle Associated has been referred to as “America’s most popular rifle,” is often used in mass shootings.
Armed men in some of the most devastating disasters – Newtown, Connecticut; Las Vegas, Nevada; Sutherland Springs, Texas – have used AR-15’s to commit their crimes.