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Elkhart shooting: 3 dead in Indiana grocery store shooting

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An Elkhart shooting in Indiana left three people dead including the gunman. On Jan. 16, The Christian Science Monitor reported that a 22-year-old gunman wielding a semi-automatic handgun shot and killed a 20-year-old employee and a 44-year-old shopper around 10 p.m. on Wednesday. When police arrived at Martin's Super Market they found the gunman with his gun trained on another person. He saw them and then turned the gun in their direction -- so police shot and killed him on the scene.

"No further details about the victims and gunman have been released, but [Indiana State Police Sgt. Trent] Smith said there was no indication that the shooter knew the victims. Smith said the man lived in the area," reports The Christian Science Monitor.

The Elkhart shooting is being investigated but police believe that the Indiana shooting was random. A motive is unknown at this time but it sounds like the gunman didn't really have a plan. There is a lot of surveillance video to be studied but it does sound like the gunman walked into the store and just randomly shot people whom he saw along the way. It doesn't sound like there was any sort of confrontation that led to these shootings, especially because the two innocent people that were shot were 12 aisles away from one another.

"The entire Martin's family is saddened by this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families involved and the entire community," said company president and CEO Rob Bartels.

More on the Elkhart shooting in Indiana in the video above.

© Effie Orfanides 2014

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