Spotting the early signs of a mass shooter

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Experts continue to investigate what motivated 64-year old Stephen Paddock to open fire on a crowd of people in Las Vegas, killing dozens.


Despite the regularity of mass shootings in the United States, it’s still difficult to tell who’s likely to turn to such violence.


Statistics indicate 95 percent of mass shooters are men. They’re typically white and older than most murderers in general.


According to, mass shooters share common traits such as depression, resentment, social isolation and a tendency to blame others for their own problems.


While the details of Paddock’s life are examined and his last days are analyzed, researchers will continue to try to learn more about mass shooters and possible ways to prevent future shootings.


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