The brother of the man who opened fire at a Louisiana movie theater this week, killing two and injuring nine before taking his own life, said Saturday that the family saw signs of mental illness but did not know he was capable of such violence, NBC News reported.
"We're in shock just like everybody else," Rem Houser, the older brother of gunman John Houser, told NBC News from outside his Columbus, Georgia, home. "The focus of our family has just been thinking about the mental illness issue. Did we miss something was there something we didn't see?"
"We say no. We saw no sign of this," Houser said, admitting that he rarely talked to or saw his brother over the last 20 years.
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But that's not the way it always was, Houser, 61, said.