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Police questioned health club gunman, let him go


PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Authorities say the man who carried out a massacre in a women's aerobics class near Pittsburgh was questioned, searched and ultimately let go by police a week before the shooting.

Port Authority of Allegheny County spokesman Jim Ritchie said Friday that police talked to George Sodini, 48, after a city bus passenger reported seeing a man with a grenade on the vehicle on July 28.

Police say the witness could not identify Sodini as the man, and the matter was dropped.

Sodini fatally shot three women and wounded nine others at an L.A. Fitness club in Collier Township on Aug. 4. He fatally shot himself at the club.

Online Reporter: Kelsi Schindler

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