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2 Dead, 6 Hurt in Okla. Gun Rampage

October 27, 2002|From Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY — A man apparently angered by a neighbor went on a shooting spree Saturday in eastern Oklahoma that left two people dead and at least six injured, authorities said.

They said the man was taken into custody after crashing his pickup near a police roadblock.

There was no immediate word on the conditions of the wounded. The 18-year-old suspect, whose name was not released, was being held at Sequoyah County jail.

The violence began about 5 p.m. in Sallisaw after the man was confronted by a neighbor for reckless driving, said Kym Koch, spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation.

Koch said the suspect went into his house and another neighbor went to his door to talk to him. Koch said the woman knocked but got no answer.

"She was walking away when the suspect came out with a shotgun and shot the man who was getting onto him across the street," Koch said.

The man survived, but the suspect fatally shot the woman and wounded her husband, Koch said, before getting into his truck and driving east on U.S. 64.

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