Sat, December 12, 2009
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11 dead in central China killing spree

2009-12-12 17:25:23 GMT2009-12-13 01:25:23 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

CHANGSHA, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- A man went on a killing spree and shot dead 11 people and seriously injured one Saturday morning in central China's Hunan province, provincial police said.

The crime occurred at about 5 a.m. when the 34-year-old man surnamed Liu fired a shotgun at people in his own village of Gaoming township in Yiyang City's Anhua County, a police spokesman with Hunan's Department of Public Security said.

Liu also set five houses on fire, he added.

The critically injured is being treated in a local hospital, he said.

The police are hunting down the suspect while probing further into the case, the spokesman said without giving more details.

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