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Four shot, two fatally in Old Harbour town shooting

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The shooting took place in front of this establishment along East Street, Old Harbour The shooting took place in front of this establishment along East Street, Old Harbour Photo: Peter Simmonds/Mystic5 Multimedia Service

A gunman shot three persons, one fatally, before being cut down by a police officer in the town of Old Harbour this evening.

Neither the gunman nor the other deceased male have been indentified at this time, an investigator told Old Harbour News, while a pistol was recovered.

The injured, both males, are in hospital nursing gunshot wounds. The seriousness of their condition is not known either.

Investigators are still unclear about the circumstances behind the shooting, which took place about 5:30 pm in front of a fish and meat establishment along East Street.

It is understood that the gunman open fire into the crowded area, sending shoppers scampering during the usually busy Saturday evening.

An armed off-duty police officer, who was present at the time, challenged the gunman, killing him in the process.

One of the injured men was later pronounced dead at hospital.

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