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Indiana grocery store shooting leaves two women dead

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A gunman entered an Elkhart, Indiana grocery store on Wednesday night and killed two women according to CNN on January 16. Indiana State Police Trooper Brooks Shirk stated that police rushed inside the grocery store around 10 p.m. and killed him when the shooter fired at them.

One of the victims was a shopper in the store, and the other victim was a store employee. Their bodies were found 12 aisles apart inside the grocery store. Indiana State Police Trooper Brooks Shirk said it was unclear whether the gunman knew either victim. The names of the victim, and the name of the gunman has not been released. The two women were 20 and 44 years old.

The gunman used a .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun, and authorities also found a knife at the scene. Police have also searched the gunman's home, which is two miles away from the crime scene.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Trent Smith told CNN's affiliate WNDU that "It's a huge crime scene. The area where the shootings happened in the store are basically from one end of the store to the next. You never know why this happens. People are depressed. People do things that are not rational. You just can't explain these things a lot of the times."

Trent also also mentioned to the news that "Obviously there was some type of planning that went into this; this wasn’t a spur-of-the-moment thing”.



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