EATON TOWNSHIP, WYOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) There are still many questions at this hour regarding the deadly supermarket shooting early yesterday morning in Wyoming County.
As we reported last night, the suspect who killed three of his co-workers at the Weis supermarket near Tunkhannock, had an extensive social media footprint.That has many wondering if warning signs were missed. Eyewitness News reporter Eric Deabill has the story.
“I’ve never seen anything like this. It’s completely chilling. I don’t have words. There are no words. It’s senseless” Wyoming County District Attorney Jeff Mitchell has been a lawyer for nearly two decades.
He says it’s clear Randy Stair was suffering from severe mental illness when he killed three of his co-workers and then himself inside the Weis supermarket early Thursday morning.
“From what I’m seeing in the investigation, this has been an ongoing erosion process for him, of him losing a grip in reality and slowing reaching his end” said D.A. Mitchell
According to a search warrant released Friday, state police say Stair posted at least 17 hours of videos online.
In some of his posts, he talked about planning an attack and dying which has many people asking, why didn’t anyone speak up?
“It shocks me that there was no one, a family member or somebody close to him or somebody he was connected with on the internet that didn’t come forward and say something!” said Former Weis Employee Ronnie Harvey.
“I can’t believe he didn’t have any friends? He never talked to anybody? I mean, he posted things, so he was talking to nobody!” said Carol Robidoux, of Lake Carey.
Prosecutors say their investigation is just beginning and it could take a long time.
The Wyoming County DA believes Randy Stair had many alter egos and they don’t really know how many people saw his posts.
“We’re not sure who saw it, that’s part of the problem. We don’t know how many followers he had, how many friends he had or if he just created this fantasy world for himself”
The family of Randy Stair issued a statement Friday… “Saying their thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.
It goes on to say “We are so sorry for all the pain and loss of life this has caused everyone involved.”
The owners of the Weis Market say they plan to reopen soon.