Elderly gunman opens fire on residents at senior citizens complex in the U.S.

A 77-YEAR-OLD man has gone on a murderous rampage, shooting three people, killing one of them, before turning the gun on himself in the U.S. state of Wyoming.

The horrific shooting played out at a senior citizens’ apartment complex in Cheyenne, the capital and most populous city of Wyoming, where the 77-year-old man lived.

Armed with a handgun and a rifle, the man allegedly shot three people at the complex, killing one, before taking his own life as officers closed in.


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Two of the three victims were reportedly shot outside the complex, while the third was gunned down inside the building.

Still armed, the 77-year-old fled the scene on foot. He shot himself dead as officers cornered him in a neighbourhood around one mile away from the scene of the shooting.

The motive behind the shooting remains unclear, although residents have told local media the 77-year-old had recently expressed his anger over the introduction of poker machines at the facility.

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