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Woman killed in shooting at Waffle House leaving 5 wounded

Local authorities in Indianapolis said Monday at least one woman succumbed to her injuries after a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant, leaving five others injured. The incident comes a day after three officials were killed in Burnsville, Minnesota as they were responding to the initial reports of a domestic abuse.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) said Sunday the shooter was also dead, however, his cause of death was not revealed.

Last week, one person was also killed and multiple people were also injured during a mass shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade in Kansas City, Missouri.A statement issued by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said Monday: “Officers responded to a report of a shooting at the restaurant on Lynhurst Drive around 12:30am.”

A woman was also transported to the hospital along with five others in critical condition but later was pronounced dead. Among the injured were another woman and three males who are now reported to be in stable condition.

According to the police, the sixth wounded went to hospital separately sustaining gunshot injuries and was regarded as critically injured.

Officials are considering the shooting at the Waffle House as a result of a brawl between two groups. It is yet to be determined whether the victims of the shooting were involved in using firearms.

“What preliminary [information] we have is this was a disturbance which turned into a fight between two groups of people,” the Indianapolis police captain, Don Weilhammer, told Fox59, adding that “at least one handgun was recovered on the scene of the Waffle House.” Another gun was recovered from [a] car at a local hospital.”

A Waffle House spokesperson said the restaurant chain was referring all questions about the shooting to local law enforcement, saying: “We are cooperating fully with the ongoing law enforcement investigation into this incident.”

The shooting came just after at least two police officers and a paramedic were fatally shot after receiving reports of domestic abuse in Burnsville, Minnesota Sunday.

According to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), the shooter was also dead, without revealing his cause of death. The slain officials were identified as Paul Elmstrand and Matthew Ruge, both 27-year-old and a firefighter-paramedic Adam Finseth aged 40 years.

Source: SABC

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