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Nova Scotia Shooting: Police Launch ‘Psychological Autopsy’ of Gunman for Clues

Police investigating last month’s mass shooting in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia have launched a psychological analysis of the deceased gunman, in the hope of better understanding what led him to kill 22 people over a 12-hour period.

The Royal Canadian Mounted police said on Monday that they were carrying out a “psychological autopsy” on Gabriel Wortman, who carried out the worst shooting in the country’s history.

“The RCMP’s Behavioural Analysis Unit is conducting a psychological autopsy of the gunman, with the intent of gathering insights into why he committed the acts of violence. This includes an analysis of his personality, past behaviour and how he related to others,” said the statement.

Read more at the Guardian

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