Psychotherapist: “A mental illness does not link directly to violence”
COLUMBIA (WACH) ---- Just about everyone is talking about the deadly shooting that happened in Sutherland Springs, TX.
Twenty-six people are dead after Devin Kelley is accused of shooting them.
Many people have questions.
Why did this happen?
Why at a church?
Did mental illness play a role?
Unfortunately South Carolina is no stranger to this.
Back in June 2015 Dylann Roof murdered 9 worshipers at Mother Emanuel AME Church.
According to a FBI active shooter study there were a number of mass killings since the Charleston, SC massacre.
So where at WACH Fox we decided to hold a special community round table to address all these tragedies.
We were joined by Ken Jumper, Pastor, Harvest Center in Lexington -- Dr. Herbert Bailey, Pastor, Right Direction Church International --- Dr. Markesha Miller, licensed psychotherapist and Senior Deputy Chris Mastrianni with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.