Surprise! Mall Shooter Didn't Own Video Games

It seems to be the vogue lately to blame video games for every violent crime attributed to a teenager. Last week 18-year-old Sulejman Talovic went on a gun toting rampage through a Salt Lake City Mall killing five or six people and injuring several others. When questioned about motives for the killings, Salt Lake City Police Chief, Chris Burbank, had this to say:

"Although nothing will be completely ruled out in the search for a motive, some of the possibilities that have been rumored on Internet blog sites so far seem to have no merit, Burbank said. For instance, detectives as of Friday had found no evidence that violent video games may have influenced Talovic. In fact, Talovic did not even own a computer or a video-game system, Burbank said."

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