Funny they have no "privacy" issues with releasing the name of one of the victims, but the same hospital "could not provide" the name, condition or type of injuries for the perpetrator, the alleged perpetrator of course.
Generally arrests are public record. Why not release his name and picture from his driver's license, assuming he has one?
“Funny they have no “privacy” issues with releasing the name of one of the victims, “
It simply means the victim or his family has given permission. Notice that not all of the victim names have been published.
If this attack has an Islamic terrorist connection, you will hear nothing about it after today. If the shooter is a garden-variety lunatic with no politically correct motivations, for the next week or so you will hear news stories about how .45 caliber handguns are “too powerful” for citizens to be allowed to own. There will also be stories about how the killer, who probably has a long history of violent crime and/or mental illness, is a “typical American” who happened to have access to a gun.
The news media will generally only release the names of criminals once charges have been filed.
With living victims, identification come when family releases the info. With deceased victims identification is after the family has been notified.