Six killed in Washington state shooting rampage

September 3rd, 2008 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS  

Seattle, Sep 3 (DPA) A man with a history of mental violence has shot six people to death and injured two more in a rampage across Washington state before turning himself in following a high speed car chase.The incident began Tuesday afternoon when police were called to an incident in the town of Alger about 115 km north of Seattle. When the sheriff’s deputy arrived, one person was already dead in the home, and the officer was fatally shot in the head.

Two construction workers were found dead nearby and a fourth body was found at another home in the same area, news reports said.

The suspect then shot a petrol station customer in the arm before a high speed pursuit along the Interstate 5 highway ensued in which a motorist who pulled over on the shoulder was also shot and killed, and a state trooper was shot in the arm.

The pursuit ended when the suspect gave himself up at a local police station Tuesday afternoon.

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