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Court Documents Reveal Motive For PDX Shooting

(Portland, OR) -- New details are coming to light regarding a woman who allegedly fired a gun inside Portland International Airport Tuesday evening. Court documents say 47-year-old Laura Marie Patterson of Kennewick, Washington told police she wanted to kill her family because they covered up pedophilia and sexual abuse within the family. However, she also told police she went to the airport to "shoot her gun but not hurt anyone." The shooting happened near the security checkpoint for gates D and E. Patterson was arrested after the shooting and is being charged with four counts of attempted murder, possession of a firearm in a public building, interfering with public transportation, and other charges. No one was injured by the shooting.

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