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Shooter in Connecticut Massacre Claimed Racism in 911 Call

HARTFORD, Conn. - The man who went on a shooting rampage at a Connecticut beer distributor calmly told a 911 operator that it was "a racist place" and that he had taken matters into his own hands and "handled the problem."

Omar Thornton called 911 after shooting 10 co-workers eight fatally on Tuesday morning at Hartford Distributors. He introduced himself as "the shooter over in Manchester." He told the dispatcher he wished he could have shot more people. Then he said, "Tell my people I love them and I gotta go now."

Authorities found him dead in the company's warehouse.

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