A sniper opened fire, sending bullets "flying like bees," wounding five people and forcing a police SWAT team to storm his building early Thursday but the gunman was found dead apparently of a self-inflicted wound.

The body of gunman, described as a 40-year-old "loner" with a history of narcotics abuse, was found in an outbuilding behind a private home, Lt. Rich Molony said.Molony said the unidentified gunman apparently had shot himself.