Archive: July, 2015

Nidal Malik Hasan – Fort Hood shooting (2009)

July 15, 2015 by PsychDrugShooters

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Nidal Malik Hasan (Fort Hood shooting, 2009) – killed 13 people and wounded more than 30 others in a shooting spree at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas on November 9, 2009. While unconfirmed, it’s likely that Hasan, an army psychiatrist, was treating himself with psychiatric drugs, as they’ve been known to do. Both fellow students and faculty described Hasan’s behavior as disconnected, aloof, paranoid, belligerent …

Steven Kazmierczak – Northern Illinois University shooting (2008)

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Steven Kazmierczak (Northern Illinois University shooting, 2008) – shot and killed five people and wounded 21 at Northern Illinois University before killing himself in DeKalb, Illinois on February 14, 2008. Kazmierczak, 27, had a history of suicide attempts and was treated for psychiatric issues more than once. He was taking several medications including Xanax, Ambien and Prozac, the latter of which he quit three weeks …

Cho Seung-Hui – Virginia Tech shooting (2007)

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Cho Seung-Hui (Virginia Tech shooting, 2007) – fatally shot 29 students and five teachers at Virginia Tech before turning the gun on himself April 16, 2007 in Blacksburg, Virginia. The 23-year-old South Korean native was accused twice of stalking female students in 2005 and later hospitalized at a psychiatric hospital that same year after making suicidal statements to a suite mate. A Freedom of Information …

Andrea Yates – Houston, Texas (2006)

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Andrea Yates (Houston, Texas 2006) – drowned all five of her children – aged six months to seven-years old – in the family bathtub in Clear Lake, Texas, a suburb of Houston on June 20, 2001. Yates, age 51 at the time of the drownings, attempted suicide twice in 1999, prompting her psychiatrist to warn her not to have any more children, but she didn’t …

Jeff Weise – Red Lake High School shooting (2005)

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Jeff Weise (Red Lake High School shooting, 2005) – shot and killed his grandfather and his grandfather’s girlfriend before going Red Lake High School, killing five students, a teacher, a security guard and wounding 12 others March 22, 2005. The 16-year-old turned the gun on himself after being shot by police three times in the lower back, leg and right arm. Weise was reportedly suicidal, …

David Bieber – Leeds, England (2003)

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David Bieber (Leeds, England 2003) – a fugitive from the United States, shot and killed a police officer in Leeds, England after his vehicle was pulled over under suspicion that it was stolen. Bieber, a former US Marine, attempted to kill two other officers that same day on December 26, 2003. Bieber, 45-years-old the time of his latest killing, was wanted in the U.S. since …

Christopher Pittman – Chester, South Carolina (2001)

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Christopher Pittman (Chester, South Carolina 2001) – fatally shot his grandparents as they slept on November 28, 2001 before burning down their home outside Chester, South Carolina. Growing up in an unhappy home with a stern father, Pittman,12-years-old at the time of the attack, ran away from home and threatened suicide, leading to him be sent to a psychiatric center for six days where he was …

Cory Baadsgaard – Wahluke High School shooting (2001)

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Cory Baadsgaard (Wahluke High School shooting, 2001) – took a high powered rifle into his third-period English class at Wahluke High School in Mattawa, Washington, herding his classmates and teacher into a corner and holding them hostage for 45 minutes on April 10, 2001. Fortunately, no one was injured as the school’s principal was able to convince Baadsgaard to give up his gun. The 16-year-old …

Jason Hoffman – Granite Hills High School shooting (2001)

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Jason Hoffman (Granite Hills High School shooting, 2001) – opened fire at Granite Hills High School, injuring three students and two teachers March 22, 2001 in El Cajon, California, a suburb of San Diego. Hoffman,18-years-old at the time of the rampage, had been diagnosed as being clinically depressed and was taking the antidepressants Celexa and Effexor prior to the shooting. Hoffman’s mother said her son …

Elizabeth Bush – Bishop Neumann High School shooting (2001)

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Elizabeth Bush (Bishop Neumann High School shooting, 2001) – shot and wounded 13-year-old Kimberley Marchese at Bishop Neumann Junior-Senior High School in Williamsport, Pennsylvania on March 7, 2001. Bush, 14-years-old at the time of the shooting, said she targeted Marchese because she was bullied by her and other students. Bush suffered from depression and was taking the antidepressant Paxil at the time of the attack. …