Five killed in southwest Arizona shootings

Thursday morning rampage in Yuma County forced authorities to close schools and the local courthouse


Associated Press
June 3, 2011 12:49AM (UTC)

At least five people are dead and one person has been wounded in a series of shootings in southwest Arizona.

The shootings happened Thursday morning in Yuma County.

Yuma police Sgt. Clint Norred tells the Yuma Sun that the shootings were connected and are under investigation. It's unclear whether there's been an arrest or what the motive may have been.

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Norred says four of the fatal shootings occurred in the county and one happened within Yuma city limits.

Police haven't confirmed the identity of the victims.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

YUMA, Ariz. - Yuma police say five people have been killed in a shooting that has forced authorities to close schools and the courthouse.

Details about the shooter and victims were not immediately clear.

Yuma police Sgt. Clint Norred tells The Associated Press that five people were killed in the Yuma area. It's unclear if there were others who were injured.

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Norred says police originally responded to a shooting call around 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

The Yuma Sun reports the Yuma County Courthouse and schools in the area have been placed on lockdown.

(The Associated Press) (from Broadcast News Ltd.)


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