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Alabama Dealership Ends July 4th Shotgun Deal After Fatal Shooting


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CHATOM, Ala. (AP) -- A Ford dealership in Alabama has ended a Fourth of July promotion that gifted a Bible, American flag and gift certificate for a 12-gauge shotgun to anyone who bought a new or used vehicle.

News outlets report Ford Motor Co. told Ford Chatom that the promotion was inappropriate after a worker fired from a California dealership killed two employees Tuesday before killing himself.

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Dealership general manager Colin Ward says he's disappointed the automaker requested they end the promotion. He says the dealership is fulfilling any commitments it already made.

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Ward says customers could have received a Torah or Quran instead of a Bible if they wanted during the "God, guns and freedom" promotion.

Ford Motor Co. spokesman T.R. Reid says the company wasn't involved in developing the local promotion.

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