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Man said he wanted to kill 100 in mass shooting, Florida cops say

Orlando Sentinel logoOrlando Sentinel 8/18/2019 David Harris

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office © 2019 HERE/Microsoft Volusia County Sheriff’s Office A 25-year-old Daytona Beach man was arrested Friday after he sent text messages to his ex-girlfriend saying he wanted to commit a mass shooting, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities say Tristan Scott Wix sent text messages that said “A school is a weak target..id be more likely to open fire on a large crowd of people from over 3 miles away... I’d wanna break a world record for longest confirmed kill ever.” Another said “But a good 100 kills would be nice. I already have a location (laughing cry face emoji) is that bad?”

His ex-girlfriend called deputies after receiving the text messages. Deputies found Wix in the Winn-Dixie parking lot in Daytona Beach Shores and arrested him. He told deputies he doesn’t own any firearms but is “fascinated” with mass shootings.

He’s facing charges of making threats to commit a mass shooting and was taken to the Volusia County Jail where he’s being held without bond.

The threats come nearly two weeks after mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton that killed 31 people. a person posing for the camera © Provided by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services

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