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Mo. Council Meeting Shooter Had Feuded with City

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Mo. Council Meeting Shooter Had Feuded with City

Mo. Council Meeting Shooter Had Feuded with City

Mo. Council Meeting Shooter Had Feuded with City

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Charles Thornton, the man who opened fire at a council meeting in Kirkwood, Mo., apparently left a suicide note before he began the deadly rampage in which five people were killed. Thornton was then killed by police. Friends and relatives say the gunman had recently lost a federal free-speech lawsuit against the city, and that he'd had a longstanding feud with city officials.

Adam Allington reports from member station KWMU.