I don’t have much to say about it yet.
So far it’s a 64 year old guy, supposedly recently? unemployed, prior Lockcheed Martin employee? Shooting from the 32 nd floor of the Mandalay Bay down onto a Country Western concert crowd. About 58 dead, several hundred injured. Used a fully automatic rifle (perhaps several, reported to have at least 10 guns in his hotel room).
My question would be: “Was he on any SSRI meds for depression?”
Those are known to cause psychotic breaks in some folks due to inability to metabolize the drug. Saw a show / news report (on RT I think) about it recently. They interviewed 2 Dads who murdered their own children while on SSRIs (Zoloft, Ambien, etc. IIRC). Perfectly sane off them.
Given that the guy has no prior history to indicate issues, and has had recent troubles in life, I’d suspect psychoactive drugs prescribed for depression, then not monitored well enough.
The coverage here started in a W.O.O.D. posting here:
Something about it just doesn’t smell right to me. Wrong kind of shooter. Wrong kind of target. Just something is off (perhaps the sanity of the shooter…)