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Pellet-Gun Sniper in Murder Rap

July 21, 2000

NEW YORK (AP) _ A 19-year-old man with a high-powered pellet rifle went on a shooting rampage from a roof, killing one person and blinding another, police said.

Marcel Vache was arrested Thursday after the five-hour rampage at his girlfriend’s four-story Brooklyn apartment building. He was charged with murder and assault.

A 30-year-old immigrant from Ecuador died after he was hit in the chest with a lead pellet that nicked his aorta. He had been walking on the street when he was shot from about 150 feet away.

A 50-year-old man was shot in the eye.

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