Man shoots five: says "Allah" told him to do it

Last Updated: Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 15:51

Chicago: In a bizarre case termed
"horrendous" by Chicago police, a 32-year old man was arrested
after he shot dead his wife, three children and an adult
claiming "Allah" had told him to do it.

Three children and an adult were killed in the incident,
while two more have been injured.

Police have taken a 32-year old man, believed to be from
neighbouring Wisconsin, into custody but they did not revealed
his identity.

According to sources quoted by the Chicago Sun-Times, the
shooter told police "Allah" had told him to kill his family
and that he felt "too bad I ran out of bullets".

"It is really horrendous. Something like this is pretty
incomprehensible," Chicago Lawn District Police Commander John
Kupczyk said.

The dead included a woman believed to be the pregnant
wife of the shooter; 16-year-old Keyshai Fields, who was four
months pregnant; a 3-year-old girl named Keleasha Larry; and a
7-month-old boy who was the shooter`s son, according to law
enforcement officials.

Family members said the dead 7-month-old was named Jihad.
Chicago Police Department spokesman Roderick Drew said
the offender is in custody, and "we believe we have the weapon
used".

Two others injured - the children`s 57-year-old
grandmother, Leona Larry who was visiting from Wisconsin and a
13-year-old boy were taken to a hospital.

According to the police, a 12-year-old girl who was
inside the house, got away and ran to a gas station called
911, saying her uncle had come from Wisconsin with his wife
and began shooting family members.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 15:51

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