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Gunman Kills 3 In Separate Attacks In Maine

MADISON, Maine (CBS/AP) — A gunman killed three people and wounded a fourth at several locations Wednesday morning before being fatally shot by deputies, authorities said. It was Maine’s deadliest shooting since 2015.

The latest shootings happened at several places along a country road about 4 miles from the center of town in Madison, a central Maine community with about 4,800 residents.

Police shot the gunman to bring the rampage to an end, said Steve McCausland of the Maine Department of Public Safety.

“Somerset County deputies confronted the gunman and he was killed,” McCausland told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens.

The condition of the wounded person wasn’t immediately clear.

Police also didn’t immediately release the identities of the gunman or victims and declined to further discuss the investigation.

A briefing was expected Wednesday afternoon, McCausland said.

“We’re still trying now to pinpoint and piece together exactly what sparked this violence,” he said.

The attorney general’s office sent investigators to the scene to review the use of deadly force by sheriff’s deputies.

It was the deadliest shooting in Maine since November 2015, when a 3-year-old girl was the only survivor of a shooting rampage in the town of Oakland in which a gunman killed his girlfriend and the youngster’s parents before taking his own life.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports: 

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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