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Three dead following shooting at New Orleans gun store

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

The incident occurred around 2:50 pm at the Jefferson Gun Outlet in the suburb of Metairie.

Sheriff Joseph Lopinto said the gunman initially struck two people inside, and then several other people opened fire on the gunman, both inside and outside of the building.

The gunman was killed instantly.

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