Three dead in Louisiana gun store shooting

Three people were killed in a shootout at a gun store at a suburb in New Orleans on Saturday.

Local officials were called to the scene at Metarie, Louisiana, and said there had been one initial shooter, who killed two victims inside the store.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto said other people inside the shop also opened fire in response to the shooting.

"From what I understand, I have multiple shooters here at this location that were either customers, employees or individuals here at the location itself. We have a total of three deceased, including the two that were inside."

Lopinto said that two more people were injured, but are in a nearby hospital and should recover.

He also added that the shooter was among the dead.

Metarie is about five miles from New Orleans' famous French Quarter.