US: 4 including suspect killed in shooting outside Walmart store

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 18, 2019, 10.47 PM (IST)

Three people lost their lives in a shooting on Monday at a Walmart store in Duncan, Oklahoma, multiple media reports said.

According to a report, the shooting took place outside the store and the suspect is one of those killed.

Schools in the area had been placed on lockdown temporarily before being given an "all clear" by local police, according to a Facebook statement from Duncan Public Schools.

Duncan is a town of roughly 22,000 people located about 80 miles (129 km) south of Oklahoma City.

The violence comes on the heels of a shooting in Fresno, California, that saw at least four killed as people gathered in a backyard to watch a football game, with at least one shooter still unaccounted for.

California was also hit by a school shooting in Santa Clarita last week in which a 16-year-old boy shot and killed two classmates before turning the gun on himself, and a San Diego shooting on Saturday that saw a man kill his estranged wife and three of their young sons before killing himself.

(With inputs from agencies)