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Gunman kills 2 in US supermarket

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Kentucky: A gunman walked into a Kentucky supermarket on Wednesday and shot a man dead then left the store and killed a woman in the parking lot, the police said.

An armed bystander exchanged gunfire with the suspect in the lot of the Jeffersontown store before the shooter fled in a car. He was taken into custody soon afterwards, Jeffersontown Police Chief Sam Rogers said at a news briefing outside the store.

There were no further injuries, he said.

The victims appeared to have been random and the police did not offer a motive for the shooting that took place around 2:30 pm EDT at a Kroger Co supermarket about 15 miles from downtown Louisville, Rogers said.

“It does appear she was a random victim out in the parking lot,” said Rogers. Asked if the male victim in the store was also killed at random, Rogers said. “It does appear to be possibly the case.” The names of the suspect and victims have not been released. Steve Zinninger told Wave3 News that his father was waiting outside the supermarket while his mother shopped inside when he heard shooting and saw panicked people running from the store.

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