Three Dead In Louisiana Gun Store Shootout [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports:

A person entered a gun store and shooting range in a New Orleans suburb and fatally shot two people Saturday, prompting customers and staff to open fire on the shooter, a sheriff said. The shooter also died.

The shooting happened around 2:50 p.m. at the Jefferson Gun Outlet in the suburb of Metairie, according to a release from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Joseph Lopinto said the shooter initially struck two people inside, and then several other people — whether employees or store customers — opened fire on the shooter, both inside and outside of the building.

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New Orleans’ ABC News affiliate reports:

JPSO sources say that a man entered the gun outlet with a loaded gun unholstered. Sources say that the man got into an argument with a clerk who told him he should not have a loaded gun until he got inside the range.

According to JPSO sources, shots were fired during the argument when at least two customers on the range engaged the man. The man was shot, but also fired back at the two customers who were also injured, according to JPSO sources.