Investigators chase new leads in UCF massacre plot

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ORLANDO, Fla. - Investigators chased new leads in the University of Central Florida massacre plot Wednesday, as the reality of what could’ve happened started to sink in around campus.

“I think it’s crazy how one guy could spend so much time on it. I don’t know why someone would want to kill so many people,” said UCF freshman Tyler Gray.

Early Monday morning, James Seevakumaran, 30, threatened his roommate then killed himself, instead of carrying out his planned attack on campus.

A handwritten timeline is some of the best evidence police have about what Seevakumaran had planned.

Investigators went through the would-be gunman’s computer files Wednesday to find more.

“There’s a lot of work that goes into that to make sure you don’t lose the information. So where that analysis is right now,” said UCF Police Chief Richard Beary.

Investigators said they would go through everything to figure out why he may have planned the attack.

“All the information we’ve received on him being a loner is accurate. Right now, if there’s a motive we don’t have it,” said Beary.

Investigators said they’d also investigate whether Seevakumaran planned to use any other weapons.

Channel 9 found out he purchased ammunition from Shoot Straight Gun Store and Range in Casselberry, but managers there wouldn’t say whether he was on a list of people who trained at their range.