Eight People killed in Alabama Shooting

March 11th, 2009 - 10:09 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Today in southeastern Alabama, a gunman shot dead at least eight people before turning the gun fatally on himself, Alabama department of public safety said.

The gunman unidentified, gunned down another individual at Samson Pipe and Supply and then another victim at a service station before heading to Reliable Metal Products where he “fired an estimated 30-round burst.”

The local police chief was grazed by a bullet but escaped serious injury because he was wearing a bullet-resistant vest.

The gunman entered the facility and “within minutes, shots were heard from within Reliable Metal, and law enforcement officers found him dead from what are believed to be self-inflicted gunshots,” the statement said.

The shooting started in the afternoon in Samson, 102 miles south of the state capital, Montgomery. He then traveled southeast to Geneva near the Florida border, Angela Tobon, a spokeswoman for the FBI’s office in Mobile, Alabama, said in a telephone interview.

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