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Nation in brief: Two killed, six shot at party

Two people were killed and six others – two of them children – were wounded in a shooting at a high school graduation party, police said Sunday.

Brent Matthew Banks, 37, was arrested after a four-hour standoff with police at a house in Mesa, east of Phoenix, Mesa police Sgt. Ed Wessing said.

Preliminary information indicated that Banks was an invited guest at the party who got into a physical fight with his ex-wife late Saturday, Wessing said. He allegedly went to his vehicle, got a gun, returned to the party and opened fire, killing his 38-year-old ex-wife and a 32-year-old man, Wessing said. He said six others suffered minor injuries.

Toledo, Ohio

Man who shot neighbors killed

Police said a northwest Ohio man who didn’t get his nightly telephone call from his mother mistakenly claimed his neighbors had kidnapped her and barged into their house to kill them before officers shot him dead.

Police in Toledo say Richard Carr was armed with two guns when he pounded on neighbor John Murphy’s front door Sunday morning and announced he was going to kill Murphy and his family.

Murphy and his wife and son were shot multiple times and are hospitalized. Two grandchildren were rescued by officers who broke a window and pulled them from a back bedroom.

Police say Carr had told them his mother had been killed or kidnapped from her home in nearby Monroe, Mich. They say they went to the home and Carr’s brother told them his parents were visiting Tennessee.

From wire reports

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