Three Killed in Shooting at Indiana Grocery Store

Two women and the gunman were killed in the shooting

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Three people were killed in a shooting at an Indiana grocery store on Wednesday night, including the gunman who was reportedly killed by police.

The shooting took place at a large supermarket in Elkhart, Indiana, a city of 50,000 near South Bend, about 100 miles east of Chicago. Police were called to the scene at Martin’s Supermarket around 10 p.m. and found an armed man in the store, Indiana State Police Trooper Brooks Shirk told CNN. According to CNN affiliate WXIN, the man, who had already gunned down two people in the store, fired at officers with a semi-automatic handgun. Officers then fatally shot the gunman.

Police found the bodies of two women, one shopper and one employee, about a dozen aisles apart in the grocery store. Officials said it’s unclear whether there was any connection between the gunman and the two women, and a motive for the shooting is not clear. Indiana State Police Sgt. Trent Smith said the gunman, who was also wielding a knife in addition to the gun, was aiming his firearm at another shopper when police shot him. According to WSBT, there were only about 12 people in the store at the time of the shooting.

“You never know why this happens,” Smith said, “You just can’t explain these things a lot of the times.”

[CNN]

6 comments
Tiger-Pi
Tiger-Pi

Yes, guns don't kill but crazy people who handle them do! Restrict semi-automatic weapons and sale of such ammunition.

MaryannDees-Kenner
MaryannDees-Kenner

It is not guns, It is the people behind the guns. When are people gonna realize the Constitution does allow us to protect ourselves!

It is very sad that everyday people lose there lives because of some person is pissed off and takes it out on others. California plans protection for my family.



nuthatch
nuthatch

if guns weren't so easy to come by chances are the victims and the killer would still be alive. take guns out of the equation and less people'll be murdered . . .


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