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Korean shoots 3 to death, kills self in U.S.

Posted January. 11, 2001 13:27,   


A Korean businessman in his 50s killed three members of his neighbor¡¯s family and fatally shot himself Wednesday in Houston, Texas.

Houston police said that at 2:20 p.m. local time Chang Chung-Woong, 58, his wife Chang Hyun-Sook, 54, and their daughter Karrie, 23, were shot to death inside their business, Amko Trading, by Park Ki-Young. The store is located in Harwin Central Plaza in a southwestern section of Houston commonly occupied by Korean wholesalers.

The gunman shot himself in a suicide attempt after police arrived, and died later at a hospital of a gunshot wound.

Park immigrated to the United States 20 years ago and has been known to be morbidly suspicious of his wife¡¯s fidelity. The body of the suspect's wife, who had been missing for a week, later was discovered slain inside a cooler at the convenience store they owned beside a gas station.