Canadian media are reporting that an obviously disturbed school shooter had at least a passing interest in a controversial amateur video game.
As detailed by the Associated Press, 25-year-old Kimveer Gill (note: not a kid) seemed obsessed with violence, with more than 50 photos of himself in paramilitary poses on the web site VampireFreaks.
In his last entry on the site, posted about two hours before the shooting, Gill described himself as drinking whiskey, "crazy" and "postal." His profile reveals someone full of hate and rage, obsessed with guns, and describing himself as the "Angel of Death."
Gill's VampireFreaks blog lists a number of first-person shooters among his favorite games, including Postal, F.E.A.R., Doom 3, Quake 4 and Call of Duty 2. Among other games he liked: Manhunt, 25 to Life, GTA, Warcraft 3, Need for Speed Underground and Command & Conquer.
His profile also includes the line, "Life is a video game you've got to die sometime." GP readers may recall that the so-called GTA Killer, Devin Moore, uttered a simialr phrase after murdering two police officers and a police dispatcher in Fayette, Alabama in 2004. Moore is currently on Alabama's Death Row. The families of his victims are suing Sony, Take-Two, Rockstar, Wal-Mart and GameStop.