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14 January 2001

Associated Press

BILOXI, Mississippi — An Alabama man who shot three people before killing himself at a busy Gulf Coast casino was apparently distraught over losing money to a slot machine, a casino employee said Sunday. Biloxi police said Sylvester McConnell, 48, of Mount Vernon, Ala., was playing the $5 slot machines late Saturday night at Casino Magic Biloxi and suddenly began firing. A casino employee who was about 15 feet away said McConnell had been in the casino before and... (

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