Barking dogs may have set off gunman who killed 4 and self in Phoenix

By REUTERS
October 28, 2013 05:09

 
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A man who killed four members of a neighboring family and their two dogs with a shotgun before taking his own life over the weekend in Arizona may have been sent into a rage by the dogs' barking, police said on Sunday.

But police said what drove 56-year-old Michael Guzzo of Phoenix to carry out the shooting frenzy may never be known for certain, as both he and his victims, who ranged in age from 17 to 66 and lived next door, were dead before officers arrived.




"It appears he had some issues with barking dogs," said Phoenix police spokesman Sergeant Tommy Thompson. "If true, it does not justify killing four people."




Police found the victims slain after responding to a report of gunshots at about 9:15 a.m. on Saturday in a downtown townhouse complex, Thompson said.


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