Friday, July 30, 1999 Published at 13:07 GMT 14:07 UK
Special report: Murder in Atlanta
Atlanta is in mourning after a shooting spree in which 12 people, including the gunman's wife and children, were killed. BBC News Online looks at the story behind the murders.
Atlanta killings stun America
Surrounded by police Swat teams, stock exchange trader Mark Barton shoots himself dead after killing 12 on a rampage in Atlanta's financial district.
Listen to a caller alerting Atlanta emergency services
The BBC's Rob Watson: "A very American drama"
The BBC's Brian Barron: "The fact that he had two handguns can only intensify the debate about gun control"
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Atlanta shootings: US press
Newspapers across the United States are carrying front-page stories asking why another multiple shooting has occurred.
Taking liberties: America and the gun
The victims of the Atlanta killing spree are the latest casualties in America's long history of gun violence.
Charlton Heston, president of the National Rifle Association: "The right to bear arms is an iconic bedrock of America"
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