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United States: one dead and one injured after a shooting in a supermarket parking lot

One person died and another was injured after a shooting occurred in a supermarket parking lot Target, in Northampton, in the state of Pennsylvania, in the eastern United States.

This Sunday, the district attorney Terry Houck, confirmed it to local media and said that the injured person is stable.

The shooting occurred in the Bajo Nazareth neighborhood and the identity of the victims was not disclosed.

As detailed, everything happened between the drivers of two vehicles that were in the garage, and they had a “verbal altercation”, although the reason for the dispute is not known.

Police are still in the preliminary stage of the investigation, Houck said.

That spokesman and regional police chief James DePalma said none of the bystanders were injured during the shooting.

“I don’t think there is any risk to the public,” they said, according to the local channel. ABC Action News.

“I heard a noise and i thought it was a car it started up, and then I heard two more sounds, “said a witness, Nick Christeleit.

“People were running into the Target, so he did the same and I told the manager that I had heard gunshots,” he said from the scene.

During a press conference the Houck officials said they are not sure who it was, but that one of the vehicles “fled the scene”.

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Security officials indicated that the police moved to the scene after several calls to 911.

After arriving and seeing the situation, along with emergency personnel they surrounded the parking lot of the shopping center with yellow tape for the crime scene.

“This investigation it’s going to take a while“said Houck, who confirmed that Palmer Township, county detectives and Pennsylvania State Police were working on the case.

According to witnesses, a blood stain on the wall near the main entrance of the supermarket and a black pistol was lying in a nearby parking spot.

There were also bloody clothes and a pair of shoes they were stacked near one of the implicated cars.

Northampton County Coroner Zach Lysek later joined Houck at the crime scene, the outlet reported.

With information from Xinhua Agency.



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