ATLANTA (AP) _ A man neighbors described as a retired factory worker shot three people to death and wounded two others before killing himself in a southwest Atlanta home Monday, authorities said.
All of the victims were believed to be related, Atlanta police spokesman Eric Schwartz said.
The gunman was identified by police as Abdulaziz Ibrahim, 52. Officers also found the bodies of Hana Yusuf, 26, and a person named Luna, whose age and last name were not immediately known, Schwartz said. Another victim, Mohmmed Ibrahim, 28, died at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Three-year-old Amir Abdulhakim was in critical condition at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, and Yusuf Ibrahim, 27, was in stable condition at Grady, police said.
The shooting began around 7 a.m. in a house about a half-mile east of interstate 75, Schwartz said.
Neighbor Charlene Weiters said the family moved into the home about 12 years ago from overseas. She said Abdulaziz Ibrahim was a retired manufacturing worker who occasionally gave the neighborhood children small toys and school supplies.
``We think he was sick, he must have been,'' she said between sobs. ``He was so sweet, he was so sweet he wouldn't hurt anybody.''
Weiters said she often saw him playing with his grandson in the yard. She said she believed Ibrahim lived in the home with his wife, whom she said wasn't there Monday morning, plus three children, two nieces and two grandchildren.