Our correspondent spoke with local businesseman John Parker, a spokesman for the local gun club. “I’m not sure what’s going on,” he says. “Everyone was woken up by what sounded like artillery, and met in the town square. We were trying to go home, when the Army showed up. They yelled something, then started shooting…A bunch of people have been shot…”
This paper is able to confirm at least five civilian fatalities, and numerous wounded. There are no reports of Army casualties.
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