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What we know about the alleged Planned Parenthood shooter

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The man suspected of killing three people at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood was reclusive, glaringly eccentric and anti-social, according to some of those who knew him.

Robert Lewis Dear, 57, seemed to purposefully choose places to live that were off-the-grid and largely disconnected.

For years, the suspected gunman lived in a decrepit North Carolina shack that had no electricity or running water, according to The Associated Press.

There, neighbors said, the only companion Dear kept was an unhealthy-looking dog, and he didn't speak very often with his neighbors.

James Russell, who lived near Dear in the North Carolina mountains, said if Dear did make conversation "nothing with him was very cognitive."

The small shack with no electricity or running where where Planned Parenthood clinic shooting suspect Robert Lewis Dear spent time near Black Mountain, North Carolina. Michael Biesecker / AP

Other former North Carolina neighbors also said they knew of the man who had a "no trespassing" sign on his property, but they didn't want to give their names to the AP because they said they were afraid of the man who allegedly attacked a Colorado Springs health facility.

Dear is being held on no bond after killing three people and shooting nine others during an hours-long Friday assault at a Planned Parenthood clinic.

(Information from this article was provided by the Associated Press...)

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