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9/4/2008

Six dead in shooting rampage

Filed under: rampage,usa — admin @ 4:23 am

Police Wednesday held a Washington man with a history of mental problems in a series of shootings that killed six people, including a sheriff’s deputy.

Isaac Zamora, 28, of Alger, Wash., was being held in the Skagit County Jail after surrendering to police following a shooting rampage Tuesday that left two people wounded in addition to the six dead.

Police said the shootings began after 2 p.m. Tuesday near the home of the suspect’s mother. Two bodies, including that of sheriff’s deputy Anne Jackson, 40, were found there. Two construction workers had been shot to death nearby and another body was found a few houses away, police said.

Zamora allegedly drove away and “was just going down the road shooting at people,” Trooper Keith Leary said. One motorist was killed and two others wounded in those shootings.

Police said they chased the suspect at speeds of up at 90 mph on Interstate 90 before he surrendered about two hours after the initial shooting reports.

The suspect’s mother said her son was “extremely mentally ill” and had been living in the woods on and off for years.

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