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Five killed in Yuma, Arizona shootings

By Agence France-Presse
Thursday, June 2, 2011 17:49 EDT
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LOS ANGELES — Five people were killed Thursday in Yuma, Arizona, in a multiple shooting incident which triggered a temporary school lockdown, local media and officials said.

Yuma County Courthouse and at least two schools and a post office were put on lockdown after the shootings, and one victim was rushed to hospital in critical condition, said local TV station KSWT.

Police spokesman Clint Norred said there were a series of shootings around Yuma County, adding they were connected, according to the local Yuma Sun newspaper.

“There have been some shootings in the city and county. It looks like the person has targeted certain people but please use extra caution,” added city official Greg Wilkinson, cited in an email obtained by the newspaper.

One of the victims, shot in downtown Yuma, was named as an attorney, according to newspaper, which said Norred would not confirm if a suspected shooter was alive or dead.

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