While the events of the shooting remain under investigation, police said it appears that a suspect shot and killed two people inside the shooting range before being confronted and shot by multiple others outside. "The two transported victims are in stable condition".
After the shooter opened fire at the store killing two people, a few people engaged him. "The customer, who had been upstairs in a concealed-carry class, questioned the wisdom of starting a gunfight at a gun store".
The suspected shooter is a man, according to a report from local TV station WDUS citing police officials.
The address provided by the Sheriff's Office is the Jefferson Gun Outlet. Both of those victims were later pronounced dead at the scene.
Guns and ammunition are sold in the front of the outlet that faces a main thoroughfare through Jefferson Parish. Staff who work there often wear a sidearm.
"We're trying to put it all together, piece it together with what we have in this development scene", the sheriff said.
Caution tape surrounded the business to keep onlookers from getting close to the scene, where ambulances and numerous law enforcement vehicles had arrived earlier. A neighboring Taco Bell was evacuated.
It happened near a gun shop and shooting range on the 6700 block of Airline Drive in Metairie, La., just west of New Orleans, and armed bystanders helped subdue the gunman, according to authorities.