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Police: NC gas station worker shoots boss, self

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WINSTON-SALEM, NC (AP) -- A gas station worker is dead after shooting the boss who fired him and then turning the gun on himself.

Winston-Salem police say they found 25-year-old Richard Vance Dixon dead from a self-inflicted shotgun blast in the parking lot outside an Exprezit Gas Station. Police say he shot 44-year-old Alex Little at about 2 a.m. Sunday before killing himself.

Officers say Little fired the gunman from his job at the gas station last week.

Little was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in critical condition.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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