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Two Are Killed in N.C. Shooting Spree

A law student opened fire near the University of North Carolina on Thursday, killing another student and a bicyclist and wounding two people as he peppered the street with rifle shots, police said.

The man, identified as Wendell Williamson, 26, began shooting randomly with a semiautomatic M-1 as he walked along a downtown street around 2 p.m. EST. He wounded a police officer, but a student escaped unharmed when a bullet ricocheted off his keys.

The gunman was shot in the legs by police, then tackled by a bystander who was shot in the struggle. The gunman and the two wounded were taken to a hospital; none suffered life-threatening injuries.


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