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Sunday, June 28, 2009
Paraplegic gunman shot dead in New Zealand...
In a quiet Christchurch, New Zealand suburban cul-de-sac the body of a man has lain dead for a number of hours until the local CSI has finally done its job.
Late yesterday afternoon a wheelchair -bound paraplegic gunman, described by locals and police as drunk and suicidal, was eventually shot dead after a two hour siege by an Armed Offenders Squad member after he let off dozens of rounds of shotgun cartridges and rifle bullets, peppering the neigbours fence and surrounding area, and eventually the neigbour himself from neck to groin with shotgun pellets.
He then fired at an approaching policeman, wounding him, and was then shot dead by another! The news media mentioned a similar shooting incident in February this year, which obviously didn't involve any other person.