updated 12/13/2009 1:00:29 AM ET 2009-12-13T06:00:29

State media say authorities in central China have captured a man who went on a shooting spree with a shotgun, killing 12 people, including his father.

The official Xinhua News Agency says Liu Aibing, 34, was apprehended Sunday in Gaoming town in Hunan province's Anhua county, a day after he went on a rampage with his shotgun. It says Liu also seriously injured two other people and set six homes on fire.

An officer at Anhua County's Public Security Bureau confirmed that Liu was taken into custody after police surrounded him.

Xinhua says the dead included his father and several other close family members. It says Liu had a long history of mental illness.

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