Shooting at Louisiana Gun Store

Two injured and three are dead in a shooting at Jefferson Gun Outlet in Metairie, Louisiana, close to 3 pm on Saturday, February 20, 2021. The shooting occurred after a clerk requested a customer to holster his loaded firearm until he entered the range.

Police received a call and arrived on scene after the shooting. The shooter was neutralized by the patrons of Jefferson Gun Outlet.

According to a statement made by Sheriff Joseph Lopinto of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, “Arriving Deputies located several victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Three individuals were pronounced dead on the scene, and two more were transported to a local hospital for treatment. The two transported victims are in stable condition.”

The Sheriff also included in his statement that, “The suspect is one of the deceased on the scene.” At this time there is no more additional information. We will be keeping everyone up to date as the story progresses.