Upstate NY Shootings 'Obviously Premeditated': Cops

By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2009 4:47 PM CDT

Today’s shooting at an immigration center in Binghamton, NY, “was obviously premeditated,” the city’s police chief said during an evening press conference, confirming that 14 were dead. He said he “was not 100% sure” the shooter was among them, the New York Times reports, and would not identify the man. The AP says the shooter was Jiverly Voong, 42, a resident of nearby Johnson City who, according to the area’s congressman, was recently laid off by IBM.

One of the dead wore an ammunition-filled satchel around his neck, Chief Joseph Zikuski continued, and was believed to have been the shooter. Voong opened fire on a class at the center, the Binghamton Press adds, before turning the gun on himself. Four people among the 37 removed from the building remain in critical condition. (More Binghamton, NY stories.)

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