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LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- A gunman barged into the Arkansas Democratic Party headquarters today and fired three shots at the party chairman, critically wounding him.
The gunman was shot and killed after a 30-mile chase by police.
The gunman had asked to speak to party chairman Bill Gwatney, then went past a secretary and started shooting.
Little Rock police Lt. Terry Hastings said the suspect was chased by police and was shot and caught in Grant County south of Little Rock. Hastings said it was unclear who shot the suspect.

Moments before the Democratic headquarters shooting, a man with a gun had threatened workers at the Arkansas State Baptist Convention headquarters seven blocks east. Business manager Dan Jordan said a man with a gun told another manager he had just lost his job. Jordan said the man pointed the gun but didn't fire.
Gov. Mike Beebe, who served with Gwatney in the Legislature, had been on a flight to Springdale in northwestern Arkansas when the shooting happened but returned to the Capitol after hearing about the shooting.
Karen Ray, executive director of the Republican Party of Arkansas, sent her workers home early "out of an abundance of caution."
Gwatney, who owns and operates three car dealerships in Pulaski County, served 10 years in the state Senate. Gwatney was Beebe's finance chairman during Beebe's run for governor in 2006.
 
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