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W. Virginia man kills five with high-powered rifle
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A man with a high-powered rifle and two other guns shot and killed five people at a West Virginia home and fled, fatally shooting himself hours later during a police chase in Kentucky, authorities said Tuesday.Troopers found the bodies of the victims Monday at a ramshackle home west of Morgantown in northern West Virginia, state police Capt. James Merrill said at a news conference.Merrill would not comment on a motive or say how the suspect, 22-year-old Shayne Riggleman of Morgantown, was connected to any of the victims. He called it one of the “most heinous crimes” he had come across.Charles Richardson Jr., whose son Charles was among the dead, said he didn’t recognize Riggleman’s name or know of his connection to the family. He told The Associated Press he wasn’t aware of any trouble his son was having with anyone.Charles Richardson’s father told AP his son was a FedEx employee who liked to tinker with vehicles and computers, adding “I loved my son.”After the killings, Riggleman drove about 20 miles to Fairchance, Pa., and met with a female friend whom authorities would not identify, Merrill said.