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One killed, four wounded in Beaumont, Texas, shooting

The Chicago Tribune, 15 March 2012
Publié le : 15 mars 2012
 Michael Muskal and Molly Hennessy-Fiske 

A gunman opened fire near the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont, Texas, on Wednesday, killing at least one person and wounding three before he himself was wounded in a shootout with authorities and eventually captured, police said.

The gunman, who was not identified, was in a hospital in stable condition, Beaumont police Officer Doug Kibodeaux said in a telephone interview. The shooter surrendered to city police and sheriff's SWAT teams after briefly holding at least four people hostage in a building at a nearby construction site, Kibodeaux said.

There was no immediate motive known for the attack, but authorities in the city of 118,000 about 90 miles east of Houston believe that at least two of the wounded are relatives of the gunman, Kibodeaux said.

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