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Police capture shooting spree fugitive

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-02-03 20:34

KUNMING -  A man alleged to have killed six people and injured three others in a shooting spree on the eve of Lunar New Year was arrested on Monday afternoon in southwest China's Yunnan Province.

At 5:10 p.m. Shao Zongqi was caught by police in Banqiao Village of Houqiao Township in Tengchong County after staying at large for four days and nights, according to a statement from the county government.

The 38-year-old is suspected to have carried out the killing with a semi-automatic rifle after he discovered that his wife had been having affairs with two men from the same village -- Shao Zongping and Shao Zonghua.

Shao is alleged to have killed Zongping, Zongping's wife, their two sons, Zonghua's father and Zonghua's wife. Zonghua, his son and daughter were injured, initial police investigation showed.

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