Shortly afterwards, the officers heard more shots nearby, said local police chief Paul Neudigate in one Press statement on Saturday night. A police officer found and shot a suspect at the second crime scene. Another police officer was hit by a car that night.
Neudigate spoke of a “chaotic night” with various crime scenes. The background of the acts are still unclear. It was also initially unclear whether the incidents were directly related to one another.
There are regular fatal incidents in the United States involving firearms that are easy to buy there. In the past few days, two heavy gun attacks had rocked the country. A shooter killed ten people in a supermarket in the state of Colorado last Monday. A few days earlier, eight people had been shot dead in three massage parlors in and around Atlanta, Georgia. The attacks rekindled the political discussion about tougher gun laws in the United States.