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Phoenix shooting leaves family, dogs, gunman dead

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It was a devastating weekend of violence in the valley and now we're learning new details about the man accused of killing a family of four inside their Phoenix home.

Family and friends are struggling to understand how an entire family is suddenly gone.

"It is just tragic that this has happened and we would like us to come together and help the family," said neighbor Wanda Williams.

66-year-old Bruce Moore, his daughter Renee and her husband Michael, and her son Shawn were all shot to death Saturday morning.

A friend of Renee's mother says the shooter had to be mentally ill.  "I'm heartbroken," said Joan.  "He had to be.. I mean.. who would do that.. go out and start shooting and kill an entire family.. that's really sad."

The shooter, 56-year-old Michael Guzzo, was a pharmacist.  His ex-wife described Guzzo as someone who struggled with just about everything.  She says he had rage and anger problems.

"He had culmination that mental things.. he had depression.. he would isolate.. he was paranoid, he had no self-esteem and I could see it getting worse throughout the years," said Janet.

Janet adds that Guzzo, who got his degree at the University of Arizona, struggled keeping jobs and she was told he was so bothered by barking dogs at the complex that he would go around leaving angry notes on owners' doors.

Janet believes something triggered that rage and Guzzo snapped on Saturday morning.  She says Guzzo was sick and she's heartsick over what has happened.

"Mike had worth.. he never felt he had worth.  He was a good person that did a very bad thing.. I'm not absolving him from it.. very bad thing," said Janet.

Janet says she spoke to FOX 10 because she wanted the family to have some idea of what may have happened -- of why Guzzo would go and shoot and kill an entire family.  Though she knows there could not possibly be a reason or explanation for the horror.

Grief counselors were brought in by the homeowner's association. Now, neighbors who only knew each other in passing are coming together.

"It shouldn't have to be like this to have this tragedy for people to come together," said neighbor Kelly Morehouse.

Community members are organizing to raise money for relatives of the Moore family, who face challenges burying their loved ones.

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