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Thursday
Jun022011

Yuma, Ariz. Gunman and Five Others Dead After String of Shootings

(YUMA, Ariz.) -- Five people were killed Thursday after a gunman opened fire in southern Arizona, according to the Yuma Police Department.  

Police immediately launched an investigation leading them to a 73-year-old man named CAREY HAL DYESS of Yuma, Arizona.  Yuma County police officials would not release the names of Dyess' victims but said a sixth victim, whose condition is unknown, was also injured and transported to a Phoenix hospital.

The shootings appeared "to be personal in nature" and there was "no indication of any relation to terrorism," the FBI told ABC News.

FBI agent ALLAN GRIMES said that one victim was the alleged shooter's estranged wife and another a divorce lawyer.  Officials suspect that the lawyer represented the wife in a case against Dyess, Grimes said.

At around 11:30 a.m. local time, police say they located Dyess near Blaisdell and Highway 95, dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot would.

A motive has not been determined, but the Yuma Police Department and the Yuma County Sheriff's Office will continue to investigate.

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