I wrote this as a comment on one of my other blog posts, but decided it needed a post of its own.
From a news report on recent shooting in Texas (8/31/19) —
“Details on the victims have yet to be released. The wounded include three law enforcement officers.”
“The gunman was identified as Seth Ator”.
I understand “privacy” as related to friends and relatives of the victims, but IMO, knowing who these human beings were and the roles they played while alive is FAR more important than knowing who killed them. To this end, I don’t think the shooter’s name should be released until AFTER the victims are identified.