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Man shoots dead five, then himself in Arizona

A 73-year-old man went on a shooting rampage in south-western Arizona, killing his ex-wife and apparently targeting people who supported her in their divorce.

Carey Hal Dyess killed five people and wounded one in the shootings on Thursday around Yuma, a city of about 91,000. He was later found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Authorities previously identified one of the victims as the prominent Yuma attorney Jerrold Shelley, who represented Dyess' ex-wife in their 2006 divorce.

Leon Wilmot, chief deputy for the Yuma County Sheriff's Office, said one of the other victims was Dyess' ex-wife, and the other victims were all either acquaintances or friends of Dyess' ex-wife who "supported her during the course of the divorce".