ATF agent says no signs rifle used in shootings was stolen

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Federal authorities say they’ve found no indications that a rifle used in the shooting deaths of four Kansas men and one in Missouri was stolen.

Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino was captured just after midnight Wednesday a few miles from where authorities say he gunned down 49-year-old Randy Nordman at the man’s home in Montgomery County, Missouri.

Police say a rifle he had when he was captured was similar to one used to kill four men in Kansas City, Kansas, on Monday night.

John Ham, a spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, says investigators don’t think the gun was stolen but are still trying to figure out who last legitimately purchased the weapon.

He says Serrano-Vitorino likely obtained the weapon in the Kansas City area, where he lived.

 

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