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Gunman leaves flatmate PS3 sale checklist

"I'm shooting myself tomorrow, can you sell my PS3 and cancel the milk?"

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A US man left his flatmate with instructions for how to sell his PlayStation 3 and how much to ask for it - shortly before randomly opening fire on a group of people and then shooting himself in the head.

Erik Salvador Ayala, aged 24 and from Portland, Oregon, wrote his flatmate a highly detailed note that said his “100 per cent backwards compatible” 60GB PS3 should be sold for up to $500 (£350/€377), according to a local news website’s report.

Ayala also suggested to the unnamed flatmate that he should try and sell the console to their “landlord guy”. He added that if the landlord doesn’t take up the flatmate’s “good deal” then he should format the console’s hard drive, install the latest firmware and flog it online.

Some point after writing the letter, which also contained a goodbye to friends and family, Ayala drove to downtown Portland and shot nine people. Two were killed and seven were left wounded.

The man then turned his 9mm semi-automatic handgun on himself. Ayala somehow survived a direct shot to the head and is now in a critical condition in hospital. ®

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