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Mass shooter may not stand trial?

Syrian-born Ahmad Alissa, 22, is accused of indiscriminately gunning down his victims in a Colorado store in March

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LOS ANGELES, California (AFP) — The man charged with killing 10 people in a US supermarket shooting spree is not fit to stand trial, media reported Friday.

Syrian-born Ahmad Alissa, 22, is accused of indiscriminately gunning down his victims in a Colorado store in March.

He faces over 100 criminal charges, including 10 of first-degree murder, in connection with the mass shooting, for which neither he nor prosecutors have suggested a motive.

Boulder County Chief Judge Ingrid Bakke ruled Friday that Alissa must undergo mental health treatment before the case against him can proceed, the Denver Post reported.

The paper said no details were given in court about the nature of his health needs, but his attorney said it was a “serious mental illness.”

Alissa’s brother Ali has previously said his brother was “paranoid” and “antisocial.”

Alissa was briefly hospitalized after being shot in the leg by police who responded to the attack.

One policeman, who was the first on the scene, was among the dead.

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