Laura Sorensen – Grocery Store shooting (2012)

July 15, 2015 by PsychDrugShooters

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Last modified July 15, 2015


Laura Sorensen (Grocery Store shooting, 2012) – thought she was hunting pedophiles when she opened fire in a grocery store in Gig Harbor, Washington on August 11, 2012, wounding two men and killing a third. Sorensen, 20-years-old at the time of the shooting, had a history of mental illness and was diagnosed with schizophrenia as a teen. Sorensen’s mother, a mental health therapist, said she struggled to get her daughter treatment as repeated phone calls to mental health crisis lines went unanswered. Sorensen, who was found not guilty by reason of insanity, told detectives she had a mental condition and was on medication.