The UNLV Shooter Taught At This North Carolina School
More details were released yesterday about the shooter that killed three people on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas on Wednesday. Turns out the shooter has North Carolina ties. Police identified the man as 67-year-old Anthony Polito. He is a self-described “semi-retired university professor.” At one time the shooter taught at a North Carolina school reports say. Police said he previously taught at East Carolina University in North Carolina. Las Vegas Metropolitan Sheriff Kevin McMahill held a press conference on Thursday. He stated that Polito used a 9mm pistol in the attack and had over 150 ammunition with him when he was killed by campus police.
Police found a dashcam in Polito’s vehicle, which led them to discover that the shooter had mailed 22 letters to various university personnel across the country. Sheriff McMahill said during the press conference that the first of the letters that investigators opened contained a white powder. The police found them among 14,000 letters at the post office. Test results on the powder showed that it was talcum powder.
Polito reportedly had a list of targets for the shooting according to NBC News. He didn’t find any of the people on the list before he started shooting other random victims in the Beam Hall building on campus. 2 of the victims were identified by authorities yesterday. They are 64-year-old Cha Jan Chang, a UNLV business professor, and 39-year-old Patricia Navarro Velez, an assistant professor in accounting. The third victim will be identified once the family has been notified.