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Published: Wednesday, 7/31/2013

Man kills self after firing gun at Louisiana law office


COVINGTON, La. — Police say a man killed himself after firing numerous shots inside and outside of a law office in Louisiana.

Acting Covington Police Chief Jack West identified the suspect as 47-year-old Roderick Rist of Slidell. West says police began receiving numerous emergency calls about 1:15 p.m. Tuesday about a man standing in a parking lot and firing a weapon.

The man eventually went into the law office, where more shots were fired.

Police entered, rescuing one office employee who had hidden as the shots were fired. West says the body of the shooter was found inside.

The motive for the shooting was unknown.

West says it appears at least 60 shots were fired. Police also have recovered two .22-caliber handguns and two 9mm semi-automatic handguns.

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