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Police: US airman shoots Wal-Mart workers, kills self

Police say US airman opened fire on workers at Wal-Mart before turning gun on self
James MacPherson And Blake Nicholson, The Associated Press

A U.S. airman "with no apparent motive" walked into a Wal-Mart Supercenter in North Dakota early Tuesday and opened fire with a handgun, killing one worker and injuring a second before turning the gun on himself, police said.

Grand Forks police said the shooting a few minutes after 1 a.m. may have been random, with no link yet found between Marcell Willis, 21, and either the store or the employees. Willis was stationed at Grand Forks Air Force Base, about a dozen miles west of the city.

Police: Ex-death row inmate Cooper dead of apparent suicide

Indianapolis police: Former teenage death row inmate Paula Cooper dead from apparent suicide
The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS - A U.S. woman who was once the nation's youngest person on death row but whose sentence was eventually commuted to a prison term was found dead in Indianapolis on Tuesday.

Indianapolis police said 45-year-old Paula Cooper was found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound outside a residence. Cooper had been released from prison about two years ago, after the Indiana Supreme Court set aside her death sentence and gave her a 60-year prison term.

Terminally ill woman witnesses Ohio murder-suicide

Family friction over care for Ohio cancer patient culminates in murder-suicide, leaves 4 dead
Kantele Franko, The Associated Press

LOGAN, Ohio - A man repeatedly shot his adult son and two sisters-in-law in his living room, killing them in front of his terminally ill wife, then fatally shot himself on the front porch as family tension about the cancer-stricken woman's care apparently boiled over, authorities said.

An earlier dispute about whether the woman should have been fed tea and toast or the orange her husband had peeled for her apparently set off the shooter Monday, 63-year-old Paul Gilkey.

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