Ala. Gunman Left List of Those Who Wronged Him

By: Jeff Herndon Email
By: Jeff Herndon Email

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Investigators say they think the Alabama shooter was depressed but they do not think Tuesday's killing rampage was job related. For now they are not offering a specific motive.

Michael McLendon shot and killed 10 people in a number of locations before killing himself inside a plant where he once worked. Half the victims were members of his own family, including his mother. The rest, including the wife and young daughter of a sheriff's deputy, he apparently did not know.

People in the town of Samson, Ala., shared their grief Wednesday at the First Baptist Church. The Rev. Steve Sellers prayed for McLendon's family as well as the victims, saying "There are times in life when we don't have answers to the question, why."

McLendon abruptly quit his job at a sausage factory last week. The district attorney says he apparently kept lists of employers and co-workers he believed had wronged him. The names includes one worker who reported him for not wearing ear plugs. Another made him
clean a meat grinder.

A memorial fund has been set up to help Josh Myers and his surviving children. Donations can be sent to:

Meritrust Credit Union
c/o Myers Family Memorial Fund
PO Box 789757
Wichita, KS 67278

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