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A man killed three people in a grocery store in Washington State before committing suicide.

A man killed three people before committing suicide on Tuesday in the US state of Washington, police said, the tragedy constituting the third killing in four days in the west of the country. Two shootings had mourned California, killing 11 and 7 within 48 hours of each other. This new killing took place around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday (12:30 p.m. Belgian time) around and inside a grocery store in Yakita, a city of 97,000 inhabitants two hours’ drive from Seattle. The 21-year-old suspect, Jarid Haddock, had no particular reason to attack his victims, according to the police. “There was no apparent conflict between the people.

The man just walked into the grocery store and started shooting,” Yakima Police Chief Matthew Murray said earlier on Tuesday. He then shot two people outside the store, before stealing a car and fleeing. A manhunt followed, with authorities warning that the suspect was “armed and dangerous”. Then the police received a call from a woman saying that the wanted individual had borrowed her phone. He “called his mother and made several incriminating statements such as ‘I killed these people'” before saying he was going to kill himself, Matthew Murray told reporters. Officers dispatched to the scene arrived just in time to hear gunshots. They tried to resuscitate him, without success.

This article is originally published on lesoir.be