Gunman opens fire in Phoenix suburb, 5 dead: local media

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Posted: May 02, 2012 5:58 PM
Gunman opens fire in Phoenix suburb, 5 dead: local media

GILBERT, Ariz (Reuters) - Five people were killed on Wednesday when a gunman opened fire in a residential area in a Phoenix suburb, the Arizona Republic reported on its website.

The shootings occurred in a residential area of single-family homes in the city of Gilbert, the website said. Aerial photographs showed a tree-lined street of red tiled homes cordoned off with police tape, with more than a half dozen patrol cars parked close by.

Gilbert police did not immediately respond to queries about the shooting.

(Reporting by David Shwartz; Writing by Tim Gaynor)