Palestinian Gunman Kills Three
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JERUSALEM (AP) _ A Palestinian gunman shot dead two teen-age girls and a woman in a West Bank Jewish settlement before being killed himself in a late night gunbattle with soldiers and local residents, witnesses and the army said.
The gunman also wounded two residents of the settlement of Hermesh and one soldier during the shooting rampage late Tuesday, resident Roni Mizrahi said.
The gunman infiltrated the northern West Bank settlement _ apparently by crawling under a perimeter fence _ and fired on the two teen-age girls who were walking through the town, said Mizrahi, who saw the shooting. The gunman then fired onto a nearby house, wounding a husband and his wife, who later died of her wounds, he added.
A rifle and four ammunition clips were found on the gunman’s body, an army spokesman said.