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Independent Probe Of Virginia Beach Shooting Leaves Many Unanswered Questions

Added 11-13-19 10:06:02pm EST - “Investigators found that the mass shooter was socially isolated and had some personal problems, but found no clear warning signs ahead of the attack.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Independent Probe Of Virginia Beach Shooting Leaves Many Unanswered Questions”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A resident places flowers at a memorial the day after the shootings deaths of 12 people in Virginia Beach, Va. Jonathan Drake/Reuters hide caption

A resident places flowers at a memorial the day after the shootings deaths of 12 people in Virginia Beach, Va.

Independent investigators say they have turned up no clear motive for the mass shooting that killed 12 people at a Virginia Beach municipal complex on May 31.

The investigation revealed that in recent years, the shooter had begun purchasing firearms, body armor and silencers, and spending time online reading newspaper accounts of other mass killings. But the probe did not find any clear signs that might have served as a warning to city officials, the lead investigator said.

"Retrospectively we can look at these elements and go, this individual is struggling and is potentially on a path of violence," Arnette Heintze, CEO of the security risk management firm Hillard Heintze, said during a press conference in Wednesday evening. "But there's not a point in time where you can say, 'This guy is going to carry out this act.' "

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