March 8, 1997 in Nation/World

Man Kills Family, Then Shoots Self

Compiled From Wire Services

Hours after checking out of a psychiatric ward, a riverboat pilot shot five family members to death, then killed himself with his last bullet at his favorite childhood fishing spot.

Mark Storm, 30, left the Ohio Valley Medical Center on Thursday, then went with his family to a party for a neighbor’s daughter.

That night, he shot his wife, their two young daughters, his mother and his brother in the head, Police Chief Ed Long said.

Storm then shot himself outside his mother’s home on Wheeling Island, tumbling into the Ohio River at the same spot where he fished as a youth.

Long said that no motive was known but Storm, who suffered from stress and panic disorder, was on leave from his job and taking three different medications.

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