At least three dead in a shootout at an Oklahoma supermarket

At least three people died today in a gunfight, the perpetrator of which died after fleeing, at a Walmart supermarket in Duncan, in the state of Oklahoma (USA), local media reported.

Police in this city adjacent to Oklahoma City, the state capital, described the suspect in the attack, which began at 9:53 local time (15:53 GMT), as a man “dressed completely in black,” and has asked for any information concerning his person.

The circumstances in which the alleged attacker died have yet to be reported

Witnesses to the incident assured the press that they had heard several shots fired inside the shopping area.

Schools in the area have been closed for about half an hour, although police sources have reported that they reopened at 10:30 local time (16:30 GMT).

Otra cadena de tiendas Walmart fue escenario de un tiroteo

En agosto de este año cuando un supremacista blanco abrió fuego en El Paso, Texas, matando a 22 personas e hiriendo a 24; solo unos días antes, dos personas habían sido asesinadas en un supermercado similar en el estado de Mississippi.

Today is the fourth shooting in the United States in the last four days: last Friday, a student at a school in Los Angeles killed two of his classmates and shot himself in the head, causing injuries that resulted in his death days later.

Less than 24 hours later, five people perished, including three children, and another was injured in a Saturday shooting at a home in San Diego, California. On Sunday, at least four people lost their lives and six others were injured in another armed attack in Fresno, California.

For more than two decades, the U.S. Congress has failed to pass a law significantly limiting the possession of weapons.