[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/CRIME/03/10/shooting.alabama/art.ambulance.samson.wdhn.jpg caption="An ambulance rushes to the scene of a multiple shooting in Samson, Alabama, on Tuesday afternoon."]
At least 10 people were killed Tuesday in a shooting spree that spanned two small southern Alabama towns, state officials confirmed. The gunman, and the wife and child of a sheriff's deputy were among those killed.
1 of 3 The shooting started in a neighborhood in Samson, a town of about 3,000 about 15 miles north of the Florida border, just after 4 p.m. (5 p.m. ET) and ended 12 miles away at a manufacturing plant in Geneva, said Alabama state Sen. Harri Anne Smith, who represents Geneva County.
"He was shooting at just ordinary people going about their business," Smith told CNN, saying she had been briefed by state and local law enforcement.
The gunman was killed at the plant, though it remained unclear whether he shot himself or was shot by someone else.
Smith said the wife and child of a Geneva County sheriff's deputy were killed in the shooting spree.
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