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Dispute Over Money May Have Led to Deadly Healthy Heart Center Shooting

ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

We're learning more about the shooting in Odessa that took the life of a local doctor about two months ago.

You may remember back in June, Ayyasamy Thangam shot Doctor Suresh Gadasalli at the Healthy Heart Center on East 4th Street.

Officials say he then closed the door to a room and took his own life.

According to police reports, the shooting may have been sparked by a money dispute.

The reports included a series of text messages between the doctor, Thangam and another person.

Those text messages revealed that Gadasalli had Thangam invest $200,000 in a company that failed two years ago.

When Thangam tried to get that money back, Gadasalli refused.

Phone records also indicated that the doctor had tried to sue Thangam's family for defamation.

They settled out of court but Thangam had to pay even more money as a fine.

A few days before the shooting, Thangam purchased the weapon used in the shooting and reports show his wife saying that he was acting strange.

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