AL - 17 people wounded in Tuscaloosa bar shooting, 16 July 2012

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    http://www.centurylink.net/news/rea...ws_id=19007818&src=most_popular_viewed&page=1

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A gunman stood outside of a crowded downtown bar and opened fire from two different positions early Tuesday, sending patrons running or crawling for cover in a chaotic and bloody scene. At least 17 people were hurt as bullets ricocheted and glass shards and brick chunks fell around the nightclub.

    Nathan Van Wilkins, 44, surrendered about 10 hours after the 12:30 a.m. shooting near the University of Alabama campus, police said. The rampage started a couple of miles away about 45 minutes earlier, police said, when Wilkins knocked on the door to a home and waited for a person to answer it. He then started firing, wounding the person.

    Wilkins was also suspected of setting three fires to equipment or property owned by his former employer, an oil and gas company.

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    Tuscaloosa bar shooting suspect to Jasper police: 'I wanted the Tuscaloosa Police Department to kill me' (gallery)

    http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/07/tuscaloosa_shooting_suspect_to.html

    ..............Cantrell said police received a tip from a family member that Wilkins was in Jasper. Moments later, they received a call from a FedEx worker saying the wanted man was in the store and had confessed to the shooting that wounded 17 people in the Copper Top bar.

    "Within 15 minutes, the parking lot was filled up with U.S. Marshals," Cantrell said. "They had tracked him here also, and were in Oakman when they got the call we had him."...........
     
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    APNewBreak: Witness says slur preceded Ala rampage

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    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The roommate of a man wounded in an Alabama shooting rampage said Wednesday that the violence started when the gunman came to their door looking for a black man, used a racial slur and opened fire.

    The witness also said the black man had been at the Tuscaloosa bar where later shootings wounded 17. Authorities said they weren't yet able to verify a racial motive.

    Nathan Van Wilkins has been charged with 18 counts of attempted murder and will face arson charges in the spree that also included fires set to property and equipment owned by his former employer. It's not clear what may have made him lash out, but he was fired in the spring from his job because of a fistfight, had filed for bankruptcy last year and was divorced in 2005.............
     
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    http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/artic...itle=Shooting-suspect-faces-20-counts-2M-bond

     
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