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Three dead following shooting at Walmart store in US

The shooting happened in the state of Oklahoma.

THREE PEOPLE HAVE been killed in a shooting at a Walmart store in the US.

The shooting happened shortly before 10am at a store in Duncan, Oklahoma, according to local media who cited the state’s highway patrol and local police.

Two men and a woman are reported to have been killed in the incident.

According to TNN television, Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford said the shooting took place outside the store and the suspect is among the dead.

Schools in the area had been placed on lockdown temporarily before being given an “all clear” by local police, according to a Facebook statement from Duncan Public Schools.

It follows the deaths of 22 people at a Walmart store in El Paso Texas in August, while another Walmart store in Mississippi was the scene of a shooting in July, when a disgruntled employee killed two co-workers and wounded a police officer.

Walmart said in the wake of the two shootings inside its stores within a week of each other that it would limit sales of guns and ammunition. 

- © AFP 2019

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