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Breaking: Arkansas Democratic Chair Shot

Jim Burroway

August 13th, 2008

Just a little over two weeks after a gunman burst into a Tennessee church and killed two people in a rampage targeting “liberals” and gays, we now have just learned that another gunman has shot  Arkansas Democratic Chairman Bill Gwatney at party headquarters in Little Rock. His condition is unknown, as is the identity of the shooter or his motivation. Developing…

Update: Gwatney is reportedly in critical condition. The gunman, who remains unidentified, was shot dead following a police chase.

Update: Bill Gwatney died at 3:39 pm local time. The gunman’s motive is still unknown, but he reportedly pointed a gun at the building manager at the nearby Arkansas Baptist headquarters saying, “I lost my job.” Gwatney owned some car dealerships in the area, and there was speculation that the gunman may have been a former employee. But police have determined that the shooter was not a former employee.