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Friends 'Not Surprised' by Killer's Rampage

Gunman felt maligned, told co-worker that 'America sucks'
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 5, 2009 9:02 AM CDT
Friends 'Not Surprised' by Killer's Rampage
This photo released Saturday, April 4, 2009, by the Binghamton Police Department shows Jiverly Wong, the gunman who killed 13 people.   (AP Photo/Binghamton Police Department)

(Newser) – Confidantes of Jiverly Wong weren’t shocked by his murder of 13 people at a New York immigrant services center, saying he was was enraged by humiliation he suffered as a result of his broken English and recent firing, reports Reuters. “From the people close to him, this action he took was not a surprise,” said the police chief of Binghamton, NY.

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Authorities still haven’t established a motive for the massacre, which is the nation’s worst since the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech. But one co-worker said the Vietnamese immigrant angrily told him, “America sucks,” AP reports. Binghamton authorities haven't yet released the names of the victims.
(Read more Jiverly Wong stories.)

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