New York shooter identified

April 4th, 2009 - 8:20 am ICT by IANS  

New York, April 4 (IANS) The lone gunman who killed at least 13 people and then shot himself inside a New York civic association building that caters to immigrants has been identified as Jiverly Voong, 42, from upstate New York, media reports said.ABC News reported citing police that Voong, also known as Linh Phat Voong, was from

Johnson City, New York. He burst into the one-story American Civic Association in downtown Binghamton centre wearing a bright green nylon jacket and dark-rimmed glasses.

Voong’s body was found on first floor with a hunting knife jammed into the waistband of his pants.

The gunman carried identification that said he was 42 and from upstate New York, CNN said citing a government official who has been briefed on the situation.

Officials said Voong backed his car up to the rear door of the building to block any escape before he went to the front of the building and started to execute people.

Police officials said two weapons have been found. According to one police report a 9 mm pistol was recovered as SWAT team officers entered the building.

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