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The gunman in shootings that left 12 people dead in two Atlanta office buildings and in an apartment south of Atlanta killed himself after being pulled over by police in Acworth, Georgia, 30 miles north of Atlanta, officials say.

According to Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell, the gunman, 44 offered no resistance.

The gunman went on a shooting rampage at two Atlanta brokerage offices Thursday afternoon, killing nine people and injuring 12 others.
Less than an hour later, the bodies of three relatives of the suspect were found in his apartment in Stockbridge, a suburb southeast of Atlanta, Detective Willy Rosser said.

Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell said authorities believe the shootings in Stockbridge preceded the shootings in Atlanta and may have taken place several days ago. He said the slayings are believed to be linked and that the victims may be the gunman's wife and children.

The coroner in Henry County, where Stockbridge is located, identified the victims as a 27-year-old woman, a 12-year-old boy, and a 7-year-old girl.

Thursday's shootings began about 3 p.m. at a day-trading firm at 3500 Piedmont Road, in the heart of the upscale Buckhead business district, killing four people. Campbell said the gunman then went across the street to the building at 3522 Piedmont Road and killed five more people. A 9 mm handgun and a .45-caliber handgun were used in the shootings.

The shooter is a former chemist who went into day trading stock and was concerned about financial losses. Witnesses reported that he came into one of the trading offices where he once worked, had a brief conversation with the people inside noting that the stock market was down and then began shooting.