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year wrote in an online essay that Betts had “dark thoughts,” including
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nd bonded over dealing with mental illness, which she said allowed Betts to open up to her.
Johnson said she was in treatment but that Betts “didn’t want to seek help because
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“When he started joking about his dark thoughts, I understood,” she wrote. “Dark tho
上海会所ughts for someone with a mental illness are just a symptom that we have to learn how to manage.”
Johnson said on their first date, Betts showed her a video of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. She said Betts had “unco
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him, she said she reached out to his mother to express her concern, but she didn’t elaborate on what they discussed.
It’s unknown whether any of the Dayton victims were targeted . Besides Betts’ sister Mega
上海会所n, 22, the others who died were Monica Brickhouse, 39; Nicholas Cumer, 25; Derrick Fudge, 57; Thomas McNi
chols, 25; Lois Oglesby, 27; Saeed Saleh, 38; Logan Turner, 30; and Beatrice N. Warren-Curtis, 36.
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d the speed of the rampage made any discrimination in the shooting seem unlikely.
Hospital officials said 37 people have been treated for injuries, including 14 with gunshot wounds.
上海会所The shooting and another mass shooting in El Paso, Texas , over
the weekend left 31 people dead and more than 50 injured in less than 24 hours.
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ng him as a nice guy and friendly neighbor while former schoolmates recall a troubled teenager.