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Shooting instructor kills two in France over noisy party

Published on Dec 2, 2012 7:51 AM

SETE, France (AFP) - A shooting instructor in southern France enraged at his neighbours for staging a noisy party went on a rampage early on Saturday, killing two people and wounding two others, police said.

The 49-year-old instructor at a shooting range went to his downstairs neighbours in the town of Sete, asking them to turn down the music at the birthday party they were hosting.

When they declined, he warned: "I am going to go home and I'll be back to kill you," according to local prosecutor Brice Robin. The instructor made good on his promise at 2am, bursting into the neighbours' apartment and opening fire on party goers, according to police.

When some of them fled the flat, he chased and shot them in the hallway and outside, police said. One of the wounded managed to call the police before collapsing. In all, the man wounded three men and a woman, said Robin. Later Saturday, he announced that two of those injured, a 42-year-old man and a 36-year-old, had died of their wounds in hospital.

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