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Sheriff: Man with rifle storms into restaurant, opens fire

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An Alabama sheriff says a man with a rifle has stormed into a restaurant and opened fire, killing the owner and wounding three other people.

Posted: Mar. 7, 2018 11:39 AM
Updated: Mar. 7, 2018 3:10 PM

HURTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sheriff says a man with a rifle has stormed into a restaurant and opened fire, killing the owner and wounding three other people.

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Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor said the suspect came into the City Grill in the east Alabama town of Hurtsboro on Wednesday morning. Taylor says the man yelled out a name and opened fire with the .22-caliber rifle.

Taylor said the wounded were taken to hospitals, and one of them was in surgery.

The sheriff tells The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer that 69-year-old Donny Hughes, who owned the restaurant, was killed.

Taylor says the suspect is in custody. He declined to release his name.

Hurtsboro is near the Alabama-Georgia line, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) southwest of Columbus, Georgia.

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