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Arizona authorities look into shooter's background

WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- Federal law enforcement officials are poring over captured versions of a MySpace page that belonged to the man held in a shooting rampage at a Tucson grocery store, which killed five people and wounded 10 others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Jared Loughner's page includes a mysterious "Goodbye friends" message published hours before the shooting and exhorts his friends to "Please don't be made at me."

In one of several Youtube videos published over the Internet weeks ago under an account linked to Loughner, the 22-year-old described inventing a new U.S. currency and complained about the illiteracy rate among people living in Giffords' congressional district.

U.S. officials who provided Loughner's name to the AP spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release it publicly.

Officials familiar with investigation in Arizona say the suspect is claiming he acted alone.

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