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Letter Indeed From NY Gunman: Police

Message's authenticity backed up by photos, driver's license
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 7, 2009 3:12 PM CDT
Letter Indeed From NY Gunman: Police
This image provided by News 10 Now shows Jiverly Wong's gun permit.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – A letter allegedly from the gunman who killed 14 last week in Binghamton, NY, is likely authentic, the Press & Sun-Bulletin reports. Police said today they had “no reason” to doubt the letter’s authorship despite a claim from the gunman’s sister he lacked the vocabulary to write it. The letter attempts to explain why Jiverly Wong, 41, went on a shooting spree at an immigrant-services center.

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The letter came with pictures of Wong brandishing firearms, copies of his driver’s license and firearm permit, and describes bizarre incidents of harassment in which police allegedly snuck into his room at night. “Cop did it thirteen time on the year 1994,” the letter claims. Police say they are analyzing it for motive. “Obviously there’s some mental health issues,” commented Binghamton’s police chief. (Read more Jiverly Wong stories.)

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