Three dead, several injured: escalation in US weapons outlet

“Discount on firearms” is written in English in large letters above the entrance to the “Jefferson Gun Outlet”. There is also an “indoor shooting range”, they say.

Now several people have been shot dead and injured in the gun outlet in the US state of Louisiana!

According to current knowledge, a shooter shot two people in the shop in a suburb of New Orleans, said the sheriff of Jefferson Parish, Joseph Lopinto, on Saturday. Subsequently, several people attacked the original suspect and killed outside the store.

Witnesses and local residents are shockedPhoto: Matthew Hinton / AP

In addition to the three dead, there are several injured. Two people came to the hospital. The sheriff made it clear why the situation was initially confusing: There were several shooters at the scene – customers, employees and bystanders.

Initially, nothing was known about the background to the incident.


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