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Three people killed, two injured, in shooting at gun store in Louisiana

February 21, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Bystanders react at the scene of a multiple fatality shooting at the Jefferson Gun Outlet in Metairie, La. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

Three people were killed and two were injured in a shooting at a gun store in Louisiana on Saturday.

(CNN)Three people were killed and two were injured in a shooting at a gun store in Louisiana on Saturday.

Deputies were called to the scene at the Jefferson Gun Outlet in Metairie just before 3 p. m. , Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto III said during a press briefing.

One initial shooter fatally shot two people inside the store, according to Lopinto.

Several people then engaged the original suspect inside and outside the store, leaving two more people injured with gunshot wounds, the sheriff said.

A press release from the sheriff's office said the third person killed was the original shooter.

The two injured people were transported to University Hospital and are in stable condition, according to Lopinto.

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