2 June 2011 Last updated at 20:57 ET
An elderly man shot and killed five people in Yuma County
in the US state of Arizona before taking his own life, officials said.
Carey Hal Dyess, 73, killed
lawyer Jerrold Shelley, who represented Dyess’ ex-wife in their 2006
In addition, Dyess shot
and wounded a friend of his ex-wife, a police official told the Yuma Sun
“This is not a random act,” Yuma Police Chief Jerry Geier told reporters.
“These victims were targeted.”
The shooting spree occurred Thursday morning over a stretch of Arizona desert
about 20 miles (34km) north of the Mexico border.
Judge Andrew Gould told reporters Mr Shelley was preparing to retire after
decades in law.
“He was one of the best attorneys that this county has ever seen,” Mr Gould
“He was a great family man He loved his wife very much. He’s going to be very
The first shooting took place about 0500 local time (1200 GMT). That victim
was in critical condition in hospital, police said.
About four hours later, Dyess entered Mr Shelley’s law office, ordered an
administrative worker to take cover, then shot and killed the lawyer.
The other four killings took place in and around the city of Yuma.
Dyess killed himself about six hours after the first shooting, officials
Police said they would release more details as the investigation proceeded.
using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z
A = 1 J = 1 S = 1
B = 2 K = 2 T = 2
C = 3 L = 3 U = 3
D = 4 M = 4 V = 4
E = 5 N = 5 W = 5
F = 6 O = 6 X = 6
G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7
H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8
I = 9 R = 9
Carey Hal Dyess
his primary challenge = CD = 34 = Lashing out in anger. Things happen really quickly.
how he appears to the world = CY = Violent family man. Hot blooded killer.