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lone gunman

A shooter that acts alone. This phrase is perhaps most often associated with Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who assassinated John F. Kennedy. I know you think the murders were perpetrated by a lone gunman, but I just can't believe that no one else helped him to carry out all this violence.
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Toulouse Mayor Pierre Cohen said the gunman had been known to authorities for having psychiatric problems.
Witnesses said police responded quickly and traded fire with the gunman.
The band had just begun its first song when the gunman climbed onstage, started yelling and shot Abbott five or six times at point-blank range, witnesses said.
The gunman passed away after he had been shot by the officers.
The gunman wearing a mask overpowered the security officer at the Fortis Bank in Esenyurt district on the European side of the city.
Policemen arrested a wounded gunman after clashes with an armed group, which attacked a medical compound in Heit district, western Anbar," the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
A church member who arrived moments after the shooting said the gunman fired three times and was tackled.
Hiding inside a bedroom, the gunman shot at Wilbur through a closed door and then jumped through a window to escape.
A GUNMAN shot a jeweller who tried to protect her daughter then called her a silly cow, as she laying dying.
A gunman, upset with the quality of wide screen television, yesterday calmly pulled an automatic pistol from a suitcase and seized hostages in Amsterdam's tallest building, then shot himself after a seven-hour siege.
The hunt for the assailant who barged into Resorts World Manila, firing an automatic rifle and setting fires, was delayed when security guards and the police were led to believe by a hoax YouTube video, which circulated at the height of the June 2 attack, that they would be dealing with more than one gunman.
Ramadi / NINA / Three policemen and a gunman were killed and two others injured in an armed clash in Fallujah on Wednesday 8, May.
Five people were found dead after commandos smashed their way into a flat in Karlsruhe, southern Germany, where a gunman had taken hostages in a bid to stop bailiffs evicting him.
NINEWA / Aswat al-Iraq: A Syrian gunman was killed on Friday in clashes between Iraqi forces and Arab gunmen near the Syrian borders in Ninewa, according to a security source.
FOUR people who were shot by a gunman who ran amok at Northern Illinois University yesterday have died, police said.