This news clip about last week’s one man targeted shooting spree in Chattanooga aimed at military sites describe him, according to his friends, as perfectly normal.
“By all accounts he lived a perfectly normal life” says the correspondent toward the end of the video. A HuffPost Crime piece sheds a little more light. and is interesting reading. Aside from what may have motivated the rampage, the word “normal” comes up again:
Two nights before the attack, he and some friends went joyriding in Abdulazeez’s rented gray convertible Ford Mustang, passing through the towns of Whitwell, Dayton and Jasper. “Fast car on a rainy night. We were flying, doing tight turns and drifting,” said the friend, adding that they returned home at about 3 o’clock in the morning. “He seemed totally normal. We made plans to hang out on the weekend,” he said.
Is this really the new normal?