Mother of the El Paso shooting suspect reportedly called police weeks before shooting concerned that her son owned an 'AK' type firearm
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The mother of the accused El Paso shooter called Texas police weeks before the shooting after she was worried that her son owned an "AK" type firearm, CNN reported.

Despite having flagged the issue to authorities, police did not act further on the matter as her son, 21, was of legal age to own the weapon.

Since the El Paso gunman did not show any "red flags" prior to the shooting, authorities did not have any grounds to seize the firearm.

However, even if there had...

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