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US: 3 dead, 10 wounded in mass shooting in Arkansas

The shooter was critically injured after being shot by police and has been taken into custody, police said
11:11 AM Jun 22, 2024 IST | IANS
us  3 dead  10 wounded in mass shooting in arkansas
US: 3 dead, 10 wounded in mass shooting in Arkansas --- Representational Photo
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San Francisco, June 22: Three people were killed and ten others were wounded in a mass shooting outside of a grocery store in Fordyce, US state of Arkansas, state police said.

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At a press conference, the state police said that two law enforcement officers were among those injured, and the civilians had injuries ranging from non-life-threatening to critical condition, reports Xinhua news agency.

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The shooter was critically injured after being shot by police and has been taken into custody, police said.

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The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said special agents from its New Orleans field office were sent to the scene to assist in response to the shooting.

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Fordyce, a city of about 3,400 people, is located some 70 miles south of Little Rock, the state's capital.

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"I have been briefed on the tragic shooting in Fordyce, and I'm in constant contact with State Police at the scene. I am thankful to law enforcement and first responders for their quick and heroic action to save lives," Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on social media.

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As of Friday, there have been 234 tragic incidents of mass shootings in the US this year, resulting in at least four casualties each, according to the US-based "Gun Violence Archive."

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