One day after a mass shooting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, left three people and the gunman dead, a picture emerged of a quiet, lonesome academic with obsessive tendencies who was upset by being rejected for a position at the university, according to law enforcement sources, neighbors and the man’s personal website.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Sheriff Kevin McMahill identified the shooter as Anthony Polito, 67, a professor who had taught at East Carolina University.
“We know he applied numerous times for a job with several Nevada institutions and was denied each time,” McMahill said at a news conference Thursday.
Polito had been charged with criminal trespass in Virginia in 1992, the sheriff said. The shooter had a list of people he was looking for at UNLV, as well as at the college in North Carolina where he previously worked.
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