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Louisiana shooting leaves several people dead

ANI | Updated: Feb 21, 2021 06:04 IST


Washington [US], February 21 (ANI/Sputnik): Several people were killed in a gun store shooting in Metairie, Louisiana, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said in a statement.
"At around 2:50 pm [20:50 GMT] on Saturday, deputies were dispatched to a report of a shooting at Jefferson gun outlet in the 6700 block of Airline Drive. Arriving deputies located several victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Three individuals were pronounced dead on the scene, and two more were transported to a local hospital for treatment. The two transported victims are in stable condition," the Saturday statement says.

Police said that the suspect was one of the people found dead on the scene.
"At this time, it appears a suspect shot 2 victims inside the location, then was engaged and shot outside the location by multiple other individuals. The suspect is one of the deceased on the scene," police explained.
The motive behind the shooting remains unclear. (ANI/Sputnik)

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