Massacre kills at least 12 at immigration center in NY

Associated Press - April 3, 2009 3:53 PM ET

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) - Officials say a gunman opened fire at an immigration services center in downtown Binghamton, N.Y., today, killing as many as 13 people before authorities found him dead.

New York Gov. David Paterson said at a news conference that 12 or 13 people had been killed.

A law enforcement official says the body of the man believed to be the gunman was found in an office of the American Civic Association building. The official was not authorized to speak publicly about the details of an ongoing hostage situation and was talking on condition of anonymity.

The official says the gunman barricaded the rear door of the building with his car before entering through the front door, firing his weapon.

It's not clear whether the gunman is included in the number of dead provided by the governor.

Four people with gunshot wounds are being treated at two hospitals.

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