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Md. Man Who Shot Family, Self Was Mentally Ill

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Frederick Shooting

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A police investigative report says a Frederick, Md., man who shot two family members before killing himself was mentally ill.

The Frederick News-Post reported Wednesday on documents it obtained from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office through the Maryland Public Information Act.

The father of John Ming Lee, 26, told police his son was diagnosed several years ago as manic-depressive, also known as bipolar. He said Lee wasn’t taking his prescribed medication.

Lee wounded his 50-year-old mother and 18-year-old sister on Jan. 13 before killing himself with a 20-gauge shotgun he bought a day earlier at Walmart.

Lee’s 58-year-old father broke his back and both heels when he jumped from a second-floor window of the family’s home.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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