Family and friends suspected something was wrong with him before the shooting. His parents hid his shotgun and disabled his car at night. He left a suicide-sounding voicemail for a friend the night before firing off more than 30 shots in a Safeway parking lot.
Those are some details shedding more light on the mental state of Tucson gunman Jared Loughner. The Pima County Sheriff’s Department released close to 3,000 pages of documents Wednesday about the January 2011 attack that killed six people and wounded former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others.
“The details released today regarding the shooting in Tucson reaffirm what this country already knew: The mentally disturbed young man who shot me and murdered six should never have had access to a gun,” Giffords said in a statement issued on Wednesday.
The documents provide deeper insight into many aspects of the case. It includes police reports, eye-witness accounts and interviews with friends and family of Loughner.