24 Jul '11, 5am

US gunman shoots self after killing 5 in skating rink.

GRAND PRAIRIE (Texas) - A MAN attending a birthday party at a roller rink opened fire on Saturday night after an apparent spat between family members, killing five people and wounding at least three others before fatally shooting himself, authorities said. The shootings happened around 7pm at Forum Roller World in Grand Prairie when police said the man drew a pistol during a fight between a husband and wife. The names and ages of the victims weren't immediately released, but police spokesman John Brimmer said no young children or employees of the roller rink were among them, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The relation of the gunman to the other people who died wasn't immediately clear. 'It was an argument. The shooter had gotten into here at a private birthday party,' Mr Brimmer said. 'It escalated to the point where he pulled a gun and started shooting.' The i...

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