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Former employee sentenced in shooting rampage at bar

A former employee has been sentenced to 22 to 66 years in state prison after pleading guilty to attempted murder and other charges in a drunken shotgun rampage at a southwest Las Vegas bar where he worked.

James Keck, 42, offered a brief apology, and his lawyers told a judge Thursday that their client battled depression and family problems before the April 12 shooting, which left three people wounded inside Bomas Bar & Grill.

Police said Keck left messages for a 30-year-old female co-worker who spurned his date requests before he appeared at the bar and opened fire.

Keck blasted through doors and chased people into an adjacent office before abruptly dropping the weapon and surrendering to police.

He pleaded guilty in May before trial

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