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