3 dead in gun store shooting in New Orleans suburb

3 dead in gun store shooting in New Orleans suburb

One of the people shot to death was the shooter himself, the sheriff's office said. The man then got into an argument with a store clerk, who told him not to have a loaded gun until he was in the outlet's range.

At least three people were killed and multiple others shot at a gun range in a New Orleans suburb, according to reports. A suspect fatally shot two people at a gun store in a suburb of New Orleans on Saturday afternoon, and the shooter also died during gunfire as others engaged the suspect both inside and outside the outlet, authorities said.

"From what I understand I have multiple shooters here at this location that were either customers, employees or individuals here at the location itself", Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto told reporters. Staff who work there often wear a sidearm.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office deputies investigate a shooting at the Jefferson Gun Outlet in Metairie, La. "Three individuals were pronounced dead on the scene, and two more were transported to a local hospital for treatment".

Authorities said they need time to determine what exactly happened during the multi-shooter incident.

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None of the dead or wounded were immediately identified and details remained sketchy.

Bullet holes could be seen in the window of the gun store in the hours after the shooting, according to footage from New Orleans ABC affiliate WGNO. "When the police came, they escorted us out".

Caution tape surrounded the business to keep onlookers from away from the crime scene where ambulances and numerous law enforcement vehicles had arrived earlier.

The scene remains active.

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