Three killed, two injured as gunman fires in Louisiana gunstore; public fires back.

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Law enforcement officers stand near the site of a shooting at a gun store in Metairie, Louisiana, U.S. February 20, 2021. REUTERS/Catherine Koppel (REUTERS)

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

People are comforted by law enforcement as the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies investigate a shooting at the Jefferson Gun Outlet in Metairie, La. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. 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. (Sophia Germer/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)

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. Metairie is just a few miles northwest of New Orleans.One initial shooter fatally shot two people inside the store, according to Lopinto.

A man cries out “Where is my son?” at the scene of a multiple fatality shooting at the Jefferson Gun Outlet in Metairie, La., Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. 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. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

Both victims were both pronounced dead at the scene. 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. (Continue by accessing link)

An unidentified man looks down scene of a multiple fatality shooting at the Jefferson Gun Outlet in Metairie, La. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. A person went into a gun store and shooting range in a New Orleans suburb and fatally shot two people Saturday, causing customers and staff to open fire on the shooter, said a sheriff. The shooter also died. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

Source: CNN and AP