January 16, 2014 7:02 am -

A shopper, an employee and the gunman are all dead.

Just after 10 p.m., police in Elkhart, Ind. received calls of a man with a gun at a Martin’s supermarket on East Bristol Street, Sgt. Trent Smith of the Indiana State Police said.

Two officers were in the area and rushed to the supermarket, Smith said.

Inside the store, the officers heard a gunshot and quickly located the gunman, who was pointing a semi-automatic handgun at someone’s head, Smith said.

The officers opened fire and struck the shooter, who is described as a man in his early 20s.

After shooting the gunman, police found the bodies of a shopper, believed to be in her early 40s, and a supermarket employee, believed to be in her late teens or early 20s, Smith said.

D.B. Hirsch
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