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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- The brother of the accused shooter who killed two people at Springdale Community Church is speaking out. The suspect's brother says he suffered mental health issues.
Hasan Hindi has spent the last several days with Mahmoud's family. He says they are also victims of this horrific tragedy.
Hindi says, "What he did on Thursday, he wasn't conscious about what he was doing I'm sure about that."
Hasan drove down to Louisville when he heard about the shooting at the Spring Creek Homeowners Association board meeting. Until he reached his brother's house, he thought Mahmoud Hindi was one of the injured.
Hindi says, "I was thinking my brother was shot because I never imagined he would be the one shooting for any reason and I never knew he had a gun in his home."
Hasan says the night of the shooting Mahmoud left his house just before 7pm to go to the board meeting. His wife walked him out, not knowing he wouldn't come home.
Hindi says, "She told me she didn't feel he was angry or upset and he was telling her very calmly that I'm going to this meeting I'm going to meet with these guys and I will be back very soon."
Hasan tells WDRB News that Mahmoud suffered from severe mental disabilities, including depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder for the past several years. It kept the doctor from practicing.
Hasan says Mahmoud's mental state has gone downhill the past three years, but the night of the shooting, his family did not notice any warning signs. They are shocked and devastated by this tragedy.
Hasan Hindi says, "I'm sure there's no normal person that would think about killing someone over a dispute that's not really a big deal really. And we are really sorry for the victims and their families."
Hindi's attorneys say he is under psychiatric care. He is charged with murder, assault, and seven counts of wanton endangerment.