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Police: 7 shot, killed in 2 south Alabama towns

Police: 7 shot, killed in 2 south Alabama towns

Police say at least seven people were shot and killed in south Alabama, including the gunman.
Samson police dispatcher Jim Stromenger says six people were confirmed dead in that town Tuesday.
Samson Police Chief Gary Weeks says the suspect was shot and killed. But it is unclear whether it was self-inflicted or whether he was shot by police near the Reliable Metal Products company outside Geneva.
Stromenger says the gunman started firing at a gas station in Samson, shooting a woman there.
He says he then went to a home where he shot five people.
Stromenger says the shooter then drove 12 miles east to Geneva and shot people there before he was killed.
The towns of Geneva and Samson are near the Florida border in southeast Alabama.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.
SAMSON, Ala. (AP) _ At least five people were shot and killed Tuesday in south Alabama, including the gunman, officials said.
Geneva County District Attorney Kirke Adams told The Dothan Eagle that at least four people were killed in the shooting.
Samson Police Chief Gary Weeks said the suspect was shot and killed. But it is unclear whether it was self-inflicted or whether he was shot by police near the Reliable Metal Products company outside Geneva.
Geneva is near the Florida border in southeast Alabama. It has population about 4,400 and neighboring Samson about 2,000.
The Alabama Bureau of investigation said it would have a statement this evening on the shooting.
Reliable Metal Products makes grills and vents for heating and AC systems, mainly for hotels. A call to a person who answered the phone at the plant said no one could talk about the shooting.
The towns of Geneva and Samson are about 11 miles apart, and roughly 30 miles south of Forth Rucker.


Updated : 2021-05-15 06:58 GMT+08:00