4 shot at North Carolina law firm, Wal-Mart

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -- A man armed with a shotgun shot one person outside a North Carolina law firm Friday, darted across a busy street and wounded three others outside a Wal-Mart before officers subdued him, police said.

Officers confronted the man outside the store and caught up with him behind a nearby Toys R Us. He fired at them and they shot multiple rounds back, hitting the gunman, Greenville Police Chief Hassan Aden said. The suspect was expected to survive as well as the four he's accused of shooting, Aden said.

Greg Siegel, who works near the shopping center, told the Greenville Daily Reflector he saw from his office window the gunman fleeing police. He said the man was dressed all in black and shot at police while he ran away.

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"When the officers returned fire, I saw him get hit at least three times," Siegel said. "At least two hit him in the left leg. I couldn't tell where else he was hit . . . but it spun him around and knocked him down."

The gunman's first target was seated in his car outside the Kellum Law Firm on the city's south side, Aden said at a news conference. -- AP


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