“Though the motivations in these particular cases likely differ, the suspects of these shootings, and others like it, have a lot in common, according to James Densley and Jillian Peterson, co-founders of The Violence Project. Their research organization studies gun violence, mass shootings and violent extremism.
“Usually what’s motivating these shootings is a element of self-hatred, hopelessness, despair, anger, that’s turned outward to the world,” said Densley, who is also a sociologist…”
In this article, Diaz explores the commonalities between the Uvalde and Buffalo based on research done by The Violence Project including perpetrator background, firearms, and community targeted.
Author: Jaclyn Diaz