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Five killed in Arizona shootings

A 73-year-old man shot and killed five people, including the lawyer who represented his ex-wife in their divorce, in multiple locations in a rampage that rattled an Arizona border city.

The suspect also wounded one person before being found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound roughly two hours after the first shots were fired in Yuma, a city of about 200,000.

The lawyer was killed while packing up his office on his last day of work.

Yuma police identified the suspected gunman as Carey Hal Dyess of Yuma.

The timeline of events was not immediately clear, but police said they responded to the first call at about 9.30am local time.

Prominent lawyer Jerrold Shelley was found dead in his law office, Police Chief Jerry Geier said. Mr Shelley represented Dyess' ex-wife in their 2006 divorce; the divorce was Dyess' fifth.

Authorities said Dyess killed four other people elsewhere in Yuma County.

An adult man and woman were found dead in a small farm house outside the town of Wellton, said Yuma police Sgt John Otero, who was helping the sheriff's office process the scene.

The suspect was found dead in another location near Wellton, about 25 miles east of Yuma.

It is unclear who the other victims were or where they were killed. The wounded person was flown to a Phoenix-area hospital.


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