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Parents of suspect apologize for shootings

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SEATTLE — Parents of a Muslim man suspected in a deadly rampage at a Jewish charity extended their condolences to the victims Monday and said the shootings were contrary to their Islamic values.

"We could not have imagined for a moment that our son would do this senseless act," Mian and Nahida Haq said in a statement. "We have always believed and practiced in fostering love, peace and harmony with everyone, irrespective of religion, race and ethnicity."

Police allege that Naveed Afzal Haq, 30, forced his way into the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle on Friday and began shooting, killing one woman and wounding five others. He was ordered held on $50 million bail pending formal charges of murder and attempted murder.