Transcript for County Prosecutor: Alleged Mall Shooter's Note 'Ambiguous'
We're getting new video from inside the mall, as people began to leave just after the shooting. It was 9:30 at night. The mall was still open. Thousands of people inside. We're going to bring in burgeon county prosecutor, john milanelli. Can you tell us more about what you know about the shooter? Well, I certainly know that as he entered the mall, we don't believe he intended to shoot anyone. There was so many people around him. The mall was closing in ten minutes. There were thousands of people. And many people just surrounding him. And the fact that he thought into the ceiling or randomly at other topics or other things, we don't think he actually went in there with the intent to shoot anyone. We think he went in there with the intent that he was not going to come out alive. And he allegedly stole the weapon from his mother? It was his brother's weapon. He stole it from him. As well as the motorcycle helmet. Were people aware of this young man before what happened last night? We know that he has reportedly a drug problem. Mol molly, the street name for that drug. What more can you tell us along those lines? He was known to local authorities. Certainly not for what he did late last night. But he was known as somebody that used drugs, abused drugs, dealt in drugs, which may well have been the reason why he ultimately chose to do what he did last night. And he did leave a note, a suicide note? He left a note. It's a bit ambiguous. I'm hesitant to say it's a suicide note. He expressed that an end is coming. It could have been prison. It could have been what he did last night. It gave his family reason to reach out to us some time after 10:00 last night. The family seems to have been cooperating. John molinelli, we know it's been a long night for you. You take care. Thank you. We return to the latest on the alarming fire on the runway.
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