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MAN SHOT, BEATEN BY `ZODIAC' GUNMAN DIES

The letter-writing gunman threatening to shoot 12 people - one for each sign of the zodiac - is now a killer with the death of one of four people he has wounded since March.

A 78-year-old man who was shot in the back and beaten May 31 died Sunday at Jamaica Hospital.The "zodiac" gunman shot his latest victim Thursday, a homeless man sleeping on a Central Park bench. All four victims were vulnerable, including a 50-year-old man who used a cane to steady a limp.