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Another massacre leaves three dead in the western United States


After the two killings in California on Saturday January 21, a shooting broke out on Tuesday in Yakita, Washington.

At least three people died on Tuesday (January 24th) in a shooting in Washington state, police said, adding to the heavy price paid by the American West, after two mass killings in California in the past three days.

The suspect is on the run

This new drama took place around 3:30 a.m. (11:30 a.m. Paris time) around a grocery store in Yakita, a city of 97,000 inhabitants two hours' drive from Seattle, according to the local police chief.

The suspect is on the run and "

poses a danger to the population

", explained to the press this officer, Matt Murray, specifying that the investigators have "

no motive


On the spot, the agents "

found three dead people

", he added.

An unpredictable drama


It seems out of nowhere, there was no apparent conflict between the people

," detailed Matt Murray.

According to CCTV from the grocery store, “

The man just walked in and started shooting.

Then he came out of the store and shot a victim, before crossing the street and shooting another person, apparently

,” the policeman summed up.

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The suspect, a 21-year-old man named Jarid Haddock, then stole a car to flee.

On Twitter, Yakima police reiterated calls for caution from the public.

Don't approach him.

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous

,” she insisted.


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Cascading carnage

This new killing mourns the western United States, already shocked by two killings in California in the Asian community since Saturday.

On Monday, seven farm workers died at two farms in Half Moon Bay, near San Francisco.

An eighth person was seriously injured by a man in his 60s named Chunli Zhao.

A former employee of one of the two farms, he was arrested by the authorities with a semi-automatic pistol in his vehicle.

On Saturday evening, in Monterey Park near Los Angeles, Chinese New Year celebrations turned into carnage when a septuagenarian of Asian origin, Huu Can Tran, killed eleven people, mostly seniors, in a dance hall popular with Asian customers.

He then tried to attack a second ballroom, before committing suicide in his van, surrounded by the police.

Investigators were still busy on Tuesday to determine the motivations behind these two attacks.

Source: lefigaro

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