Alabama Shooting Spree: 10 Dead

By: AP/Mike George Email
By: AP/Mike George Email

SAMSON, Ala. (March 10, 2009)—Ten people including the gunman are confirmed dead after shooting spree Tuesday evening in south Alabama.

Samson Police Chief Gary Weeks said the suspect was shot and killed, but it is unclear whether the fatal wound was self-inflicted or whether he was shot by police near the Reliable Metal Products Company outside Geneva, Ala., 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.

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