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Police: 5 dead in shooting in Phoenix-area home

The shooting scene in Gilbert. Photo courtesy of KNXV-TV.

Police: 5 dead in shooting in Phoenix-area home

CREATED May 2, 2012

Web Producer: Marlena Hamilton

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) - Police in the Phoenix suburb of Gilbert say a man shot and killed four people, including a toddler, before killing himself.
   
Gilbert police Lt. John Lyle told The Arizona Republic that authorities aren't looking for a suspect in Wednesday afternoon's shooting at a home. Police didn't immediately return calls from The Associated Press.
   
Police say the man was armed with several firearms, and officers recovered two handguns and a shotgun.
   
The gunman's identity and motives aren't known.
   
Gilbert police Sgt. Bill Balafas says the genders and ages of the victims aren't known either, except for the toddler, a girl between 1 and 2 years old.
   
The shootings occurred after 1 p.m. Witnesses say a SWAT team sealed off part of the area and investigators told residents to remain indoors.
   
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Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com

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