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Originally published September 23, 2010 at 3:16 PM | Page modified September 23, 2010 at 10:28 PM

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Previous mass killings in Washington state

A list of mass killings, from the Lakewood police officers' deaths last year to 1983's Wah Mee massacre.

Previous mass killings in Washington state:

November 2009: Four Lakewood police officers were gunned down in a coffee shop south of Tacoma.

April 4, 2009: James Harrison fatally shot all five of his kids, ages 7 through 16, in Graham and then drove to Auburn and killed himself.

September 2008: Six people were killed by Isaac Zamora, 29, and four others were injured in a rampage that started in Alger, Skagit County, and continued down Interstate 5 during a high-speed chase that ended when he gave up in Mount Vernon.

Dec. 24, 2007: Six members of the same family were killed in a Carnation home. Michele Anderson and her former boyfriend, Joseph McEnroe, are each charged with six counts of aggravated murder in the fatal shootings of her parents, her brother and his wife, and the couple's two children, and may face the death penalty.

July 2006: A Kirkland woman and her two sons, ages 3 and 5, and the woman's sister were slain in her home. A neighbor, Conner Schierman, was found guilty and sentenced to death.

March 2006: Kyle Huff, 28, shot and killed six people and wounded two others in a house in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood before fatally shooting himself.

July 1998: Five young men walked into the Trang Dai restaurant in Tacoma and fired nearly 60 rounds of ammunition, killing five people and injuring five more in what were described as gang-related killings. Of the nine men charged in the case, two committed suicide, another was killed before trial, four pleaded guilty and two were convicted at trial.

June 1994: Airman Dean Mellberg, who had been discharged from the military for mental-health reasons, opened fire with a semiautomatic assault rifle at Spokane's Fairchild Air Force Base hospital. Four people were killed and 22 were injured before Mellberg was shot and killed by a base security officer.

Dec. 24, 1985: David Rice, 27, killed the Goldmark family — father, mother and their two boys — by bludgeoning them with a steam iron and stabbing them in Seattle's Madrona neighborhood. Rice, now 49, was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

February 1983: 13 people were slain during a robbery at the Wah Mee gambling parlor in Seattle's Chinatown International District. Two men, Kwan Fai "Willie" Mak and Benjamin Ng, are serving life sentences for the Wah Mee killings. A third man, Tony Ng (no relation to Benjamin), was denied parole earlier this year.

Information is from Seattle Times archives.

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