Page last updated at 10:05 GMT, Wednesday, 11 March 2009

In pictures: Alabama shootings

The scene of a shooting in Samson, Alabama on 10 March, 2009

A gunman went on a shooting spree in the US state of Alabama on Tuesday, killing at least nine people before shooting himself.

Police cover the scene of a shooting in Samson, Alabama, on 10 March, 2009

It is thought that the killer shot a number of members of his own family, as well as at least two strangers, in the small southern town of Samson.

Residents comfort each other at the scene of a shooting in Samson, Alabama, on 10 March, 2009

Shocked residents of the small community have been comforting each other.

Police at the scene of a shooting in Geneva, Alabama, on 10 March, 2009

The gunman then drove to the nearby town of Geneva and shot at police before entering a metal products plant where he shot himself.

Residents at the scene of a shooting in Samson, Alabama on 10 March, 2009

The mayor of Samson said that he had "never, never dreamed of this happening" in his town. The motive behind the killings is not yet clear.



Print Sponsor


SEE ALSO
Ten die in Alabama shooting spree
11 Mar 09 |  Americas


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific