FOX NEWS - Shortly after he fired more than 100 gunshots at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in February, Nikolas Cruz ventured to a McDonald's, where he asked someone for a ride.
The someone he asked wound up being John Wilford, the brother of Maddy Wilford, a high school junior at the time who was shot three times in the massacre in Parkland, Florida.
Pinellas County Sheriff Sgt. John Suess on Thursday announced the revelation at the Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission hearing, according to the Sun-Sentinel. He said he believes the encounter between Cruz and Wilford was "pure happenstance."
It was just before 2:30 p.m. on Valentine's Day when Cruz opened fire in a building on campus. According to a timeline from the Broward County Sheriff's Office, Cruz went to a Walmart, before walking to a nearby McDonald's just after 3 p.m. Investigators initially said he briefly sat down and left.