- The Washington Times - Saturday, April 4, 2009

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) - The police chief of Binghamton, N.Y., says most of the 13 victims at an immigrant center had multiple gunshot wounds.

Police Chief Joseph Zikuski said Saturday that people who knew Jiverly Wong were not surprised by his actions at the American Civic Association.

He says that until last month Wong was taking classes at the center, which helps immigrants assimilate.

He says the gunman felt people were making fun of him for his poor English language skills.

The chief says Wong wore body armor during the attack, indicating he was prepared for a confrontation with police.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) _ The police chief of Binghamton, N.Y., says the gunman who killed 13 people at an immigrant community center wore body armor during the attack.

Police Chief Joseph Zikuski said Saturday that the gunman’s name was Jiverly Wong and used the name Jiverly Voong as an alias.

Zikuski says the man had a permit for two handguns and wore body armor, indicating he was prepared for a confrontation with police.

Zikuski says that instead he committed suicide at the end of his attack on the American Civic Association.


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