Several of the eight packages sent by the Florida State University gunman have been delivered to his friends, Channel 2 Action News has confirmed.
Channel 2 Action News was the first to learn eight friends of FSU gunman Myron May were expecting a package from the man who opened fire at the university library.
The group of people were not aware of the package contents – they’ve simply were told to call police as soon as it arrives.
One of the friends, Joe Paul, said the U.S. Postal Inspector called him and notified him they have his package. He said they’ve gone through it and there are no hazardous materials inside.
"He chose us for a reason, what that reason is I don't really know," Paul said.
Authorities said Friday the package and others mailed by May could contain a video and journals.
May sent him a photo of the package Wednesday stating it would arrive Friday. Paul said he received a phone call from postal inspector Edward Shultz Friday morning.
"(They) told me the package was intercepted and that there were no hazardous materials in the package," Paul said.
Paul said the postal inspector didn't tell him what was inside the letter-sized envelope, but assured him he would receive its contents.
"I'm as eager as everyone else to figure out what's in this mysterious package,” Paul said.
Police officers killed May on Thursday after he shoot two students and a library worker.
May was armed with a .380 semi-automatic handgun when he shot three people, according to police. Investigators said May tried to get past security barriers before he was fatally shot by officers.
Police say they have a journal and videos that indicate May believed the government had targeted him.
Channel 2’s Liz Artz spoke to Paul on Thursday.
Paul said May sent a message on Facebook asking for his address and told him the package had been mailed and should arrive Friday.
“It clicked. I said, ‘Wait a minute, he sent a message to us all about a letter he was going to be sending us, or a package, to all of us to arrive Friday’. This is all connected,” Paul said.
Paul attended Florida State with May and told Artz the two reconnected while living in Houston. He described May as calm, a mild-mannered person who was friendly.
Paul said the seven other friends do not know each other and they are not aware of any link aside from their relationship with May.
Paul hopes the answer to why May went on the rampage is in the package and that answer, he hopes, will help people move forward.
"Until we know exactly what is in the package the victims can't heal, the community and people who witnessed this can't begin the healing process," Paul said.