Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Wednesday Update on Columbia Mall Shooting

The investigation so far has not yielded any details which add up to any sort of narrative.

  • The investigation has not established any relationship between the shooter and the victims.   The most that can be established is that the shooter may have visited the store previously.  The shooter and Brianna Benlolo live near each other, but not close enough to be meaningful. 
  • The shooter had a history of hanging out at the Columbia Mall. 
  • The shooter kept a journal which chronicled his concerns that he was having mental health issues. 
  • The gun store owner who sold the shooter his shotgun offers no evidence as to Aguilar's motivation. 

The shooting does not really seem to be a "mass shooting" but why did Aguilar end up at Zumiez with a shotgun?

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