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Man Who Shot Family Wishes He'd Had More Bullets

Says voice of Allah told him to do it
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2010 9:12 AM CDT
Man Who Shot Family Wishes He'd Had More Bullets
Friends of Keyshai Fields pray at the scene where Fields along with two children and a woman were killed Wednesday, April 14, 2010, in Chicago.   (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

(Newser) – The man police suspect shot and killed his wife, infant son, and two nieces says the voice of Allah told him to do it, and that he would have continued killing if he hadn’t run out of ammo, a person close to the case tells the AP. Police found four people dead in a Chicago home early yesterday, and arrested the suspect some 90 miles away.

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The AP’s source says the gunman had left the house to chase a 12-year-old girl, whom he fired at but missed. They say the gunman was married to one victim, a 19-year-old girl, and the father of another, a 7-month-old boy. The other two, girls aged 3 and 16 respectively, were his nieces. “My heart is crushed,” said one relative. “He’s not a bad person. I don’t know why he would do this.” (Read more shooting stories.)

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