Randy Stair has been identified as the supermarket employee who killed three co-workers before turning the gun on himself at a Weis grocery store in Tunkhannock, Pa.
Stair, 24, posted an ominous tweet just hours before the incident that read, “Goodbye humans... I’ll miss you...,” the Associated Press reports, before he packed a duffle bag with two pistol-grip shotguns and headed to Weis late Wednesday night.
During Stair’s rampage, 59 bullets were fired, and three co-workers were killed, WNEP reports. Authorities identified the victims as Victoria Brong, 26; Brian Hayes, 47; and Terry Sterling, 63.
Stair’s social media posts are quite telling when it comes to his mindset. Many of his last posts spoke of suicide and even glorified the Columbine, Colo., high school rampage shooting. His YouTube account has videos that include him talking about the “underworld,” death and ghosts.
“I’m so ready to die. Two more fun nights and that’s it,” Stair reportedly wrote in an online journal. “I’ve officially accepted that Wednesday night will be the death of me. Everything around me seems to have faded away. It’s felt as if I’m the last soul alive on this planet for the last week. I see people but they feel like an illusion. I’ve never felt so distant from society … and I love it.”
In his last YouTube video, posted on Wednesday, he warned his followers that he was going to die:
“We are deeply saddened by the events of this morning,” Weis spokesman Dennis Curtain said in a statement. “The safety of our associates, our customers, and the surrounding community is our top priority.”