Maine deputies slay man who killed three

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NATIONAL -

MADI­SON, Maine — A gun­man killed three peo­ple and wounded a fourth early Wed­nes­day be­fore he was fa­tally shot by deputies, au­thor­i­ties said.

The shoot­ings hap­pened along a coun­try road that runs be­hind the Skowhe­gan Fair­grounds, and Somerset County deputies ended the ram­page by killing the gun­man, Maine Depart­ment of Pub­lic Safety spokesman Steve McCaus­land said.

Po­lice didn’t im­me­di­ately re­lease the iden­ti­ties of the gun­man or the vic­tims and de­clined to fur­ther dis­cuss the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Deputies re­sponded to an emer­gency call at 7:37 a.m. to find three vic­tims at dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions along a road, Somerset County Sher­iff Dale Lan­caster said.

The gun­man left the scene af­ter killing the three peo­ple but re­turned and shot the fourth per­son while deputies were in the area, and the deputies then fa­tally shot him, Lan­caster said.

The shoot­ings hap­pened about 4 miles from the cen­ter of town in Madi­son, a town of about 4,800 res­i­dents in cen­tral Maine.

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