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Authorities confirm identities of 14 victims in Binghamton shooting

A total of 14 people of eight different countries of origin, among them 4 Chinese nationals, were killed in Friday's deadly shooting rampage in downtown Binghamton, the US state of New York, local authorities said yesterday.

According to a victims' namelist released here, the 14 came from Pakistan, the Philippines, Haiti, China, Vietnam, the United States, Brazil and Iraq, respectively.

The four Chinese nationals were identified as Li Guo, 47, Hong Xiu Mao, 35, Hai Hong Zhong, 54, and Jiang Ling, 22.

Other victims included two from Haiti, two from the United States, two from Vietnam including the shooter, and one each from Pakistan, the Philippines, Iraq and Brazil.

Four people wounded in the attack were still in hospital but are all expected to survive, Police Chief Joseph Zikuski told a new conference yesterday.

Jiverly Wong, a naturalized US citizen believed to be in his early 40s, has been identified as the killer who broke into the American Civic Association building on Friday morning and fired "numerous" shots with two handguns, police said.


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