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Man Fires 100 Shots in Motel Room

May 19, 1998

CALISTOGA, Calif. (AP) _ A man fired more than 100 shots in a motel room before surrendering after an hour-long standoff.

David F. Klingenfuss, 36, of Redwood City did not immediately explain Monday’s early-morning fusillade, police chief Greg Janke said.

Klingenfuss, apparently armed with a 9 mm semiautomatic weapon, fired inside the room, in the hallway and out windows but did not appear to be aiming at police or anyone else, Janke said.

Police did not return fire.

``We stayed out of the way,″ Janke said. ``The room is a mess.″

One guest was slightly injured by flying glass; she was treated and released.

Janke estimated there were at least 120 rounds fired during the hour-long standoff. Bullet holes pocked the walls at the Stevenson Manor Inn and spent shell casings littered the floor.

The gunman would fire for 20 minutes, then move around and reload, said Laura Bremer, who was in the next room.

``We hit the ground and we just huddled in a corner,″ she said. ``We could hear the plaster falling.″

Calistoga is about 60 miles north of San Francisco.

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