Twenty-four-year-old James Eagan Holmes walked into the midnight premiere showing of the latest "Batman" movie and opened fire in the packed Denver movie theater, killing 12 and wounding more than 50.
James Holmes was a loner.
USA Today took a closer look at the killer and, according to one of his neighbors near his childhood home in California, was a " 'typical American kid,' who 'kept to himself,' and 'didn't seem to have many friends.' "
The USA Today article went on to report:
Police believe Holmes acted alone.Looking back at mass shootings throughout the years and other tragedies, the perpetrator has often been a loner.
"Lone-wolf terrorists are extremely intelligent and often come from very good socio-economic backgrounds," said Todd McGhee, a former Massachusetts state trooper who is now managing partner of Protecting the Homeland Innovations, a security training firm in Braintree, Mass."But they become despondent. They become isolated from family members. Then they grab on to an ideology. Some people find religion. Some people find anti-government," he said.
This is yet another sad incident of random violence that kills innocent people who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time....