Cops: Maryland Mall Shooter Didn't Know Victims
Aguilar's journal shows 'unhappiness with life'
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 27, 2014 12:21 AM CST
Updated Jan 27, 2014 7:31 AM CST
This photo released by the Howard County Police shows shooting suspect Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19, of College Park, MD.    (AP Photo/ Howard County Police)

(Newser) – The man who opened fire in a Maryland mall over the weekend, killing two skate shop employees before taking his own life, does not appear to have had any relationship with his victims, police say. Investigators aren't sure what Darion Marcus Aguilar's motive for the attack was, but they say a journal found in the home of the 19-year-old Dunkin' Donuts manager reveals "some general unhappiness with his life," NBC reports. Aguilar, who used a legally bought shotgun, also had some crude homemade explosives in his bag, police say.

Former classmates describe Aguilar as a quiet youth with a keen interest in skateboarding. A family friend says Aguilar's mother had no idea that he owned a gun. "His mother right now is struggling for a reason to live," he tells the Baltimore Sun. "It's become an epidemic right now. Every week we're reading about someone shooting in a mall … What out there in our world is angering these children that makes them do something like this?"

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TwoSheds
Jan 28, 2014 3:34 AM CST
He is a t-word
WallyEFunk
Jan 27, 2014 8:41 PM CST
And in other news, some thing I like to bring up, death numbers is one thing , multiply what 4 to 10 shooting deaths to figure out maiming and wounding . Thinking further ( today) multiply those numbers by robberies with guns. subtract the few a day that a gun will protect a store or citizens. Equals WTF, you own a gun for what reason .LOL . So on wounding per day, ( that will get me thumbs down, because of facts shown).. "Firearm injuries send about 20 U.S. children to the hospital each day, a new study reveals." http://www.cbsnews.com/news/firearm-injuries-hospitalize-about-20-us-kids-a-day-study/
BCS
Jan 27, 2014 4:37 PM CST
"What out there in our world is angering these children that makes them do something like this?" SRI drugs Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors Read the inserts. Stack them together, and you have a partial zombie. Combine that with this antisocial, no eye contact generation of insecure asses, and the picture becomes clearer.