'14 killed' in Peking rampage

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The Independent Online
Hong Kong - The toll from the shooting rampage by a Chinese army officer in Peking on Tuesday reached 14 dead and nearly 80 injured, a Peking-backed Hong Kong newspaper reported. The Ta Kung Pao said the soldier, Lieutenant Tian Mingjian, had become embroiled in a dispute with another officer the night before. But two other Chinese-language newspapers reported that Tian had gone on the shooting spree after his wife died during an abortion. She had been instructed by a military commissar to undergo the operation. Reuter