PRO­FIL­ING THE AC­TIVE SHOOTER

Gun World - - Cleared Hot -

Al­most all the shoot­ers had a “real or per­ceived, deeply held per­sonal griev­ance,” ac­cord­ing to An­dre Si­mons, unit chief for the FBI’s Be­hav­ioral Anal­y­sis Unit 2.

Be­hav­ior is un­usu­ally ag­gres­sive, odd or scary.

Makes threats of vi­o­lence or ret­ri­bu­tion (se­ri­ous or jok­ing). Dis­traught or shows signs of sui­cide.

Over­heard mak­ing com­ments of planned/in­tended vi­o­lence. Gang/cult af­fil­i­a­tion.

Fights or per­forms acts of vi­o­lence at school/work or other lo­ca­tion.

Post­ings on so­cial media sug­gest ten­den­cies to­ward vi­o­lence. Owns or has ac­cess to weapons (guns, knives, sus­pi­cious ob­jects).

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