As authorizes struggle to put together a profile of the mass murder/sniper terrorizing Montgomery County, a suburb of Washington DC, they grope for clues and possible theories behind the sniper who has killed six people and wounded two others by firing a high-powered weapon at long range.
He chose a school after police held a press conference saying schools are safe. Then he traveled outside Montgomery County after police said they were doing a geographic profile.
g Geographic profiling is generally used when investigating serial crimes â rape, murder, robbery â and depends on mapping the location of each crime in order to determine the most likely point of origin for the suspect. In other words, if you pinpoint the place each shooting occurred, you can deduce a "center" for the criminal's activity, and that often ends up being the perpetrator's home.h
One avenue police are investigating is the area of video games that revolve around sniper like play. After the killer left a tarot card on which he had written, gI am Godh, this clued authorities on to the possibility that this could be the work of a video gamer as young as 15 with an appetite for destruction and the training to back it up. Games like "counterstrike, sniper path of vengeance, & silent scope" are being investigated along with gamer chat rooms. After the Columbine tragedy where video games received scrutiny, video game violence has, once again, come to the forefront of the publics attention.