Man kills 2 in rare shooting incident in China, local media say

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Chinese state media say a bank employee in the country's northeast has fatally wounded two bank officials with a shotgun in a rare shooting incident.

Local newspapers in the northeastern provinces of Liaoning said Wednesday that a 51-year-old employee of a local branch of People's Bank of China opened fire on the branch president, its union chairman and two other colleagues in the facility's lobby.

Liaoshen Evening News says the suspect, identified by his family name of Liu, had a monetary dispute with his employer. The local newspaper says the man also iwounded some bank customers.

China bans private ownership of firearms but allows purchase of shotguns in regions that have a hunting tradition.

Violent incidents in China usually involve more primitive weapons such as cleavers and knives.