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Why Finding A Motive After The Las Vegas Shooting Matters

More than a week after the Las Vegas massacre, investigators are still without a motive. "What survivors really need sometimes is to get closure," one psychologist says.
A small group prays at a makeshift memorial for victims of the Las Vegas massacre. / Drew Angerer / Getty Images

Markie Henderson is grateful that her brother and sister got out of the Route 91 country music festival in Las Vegas alive. They were separated in the rush to escape the shooting, she says, but unlike hundreds of others, both got out physically unharmed.

Henderson wonders what could motivate someone to fire into a crowd of people.

"For the families that were affected, I'd want to know what happened to my brother

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