Sheriff: Shootout At Gun Shop Over A $25 Fee Leaves 2 Dead

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 file photo, a customer checks out a shotgun at Burdett & Son Outdoor Adventure Shop in College Station, Texas. The divide between those who favor gun control and those who don'... FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 file photo, a customer checks out a shotgun at Burdett & Son Outdoor Adventure Shop in College Station, Texas. The divide between those who favor gun control and those who don't has existed for decades, separating America into hostile camps of conservative vs. liberal, rural vs. urban. As the nation responds to the massacre of 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Conn., the gulf has rarely felt wider than now. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File) MORE LESS
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PICAYUNE, Miss. (AP) —
Mississippi authorities say a gun shop owner and his 17-year-old son
died in a shootout over a $25 service charge. Another man and his
29-year-old son are hospitalized.

Pearl River County
Sheriff David Allison tells news outlets investigators don’t know
whether the customers or the owners started the shooting Saturday at
McLemore Gun Shop near Picayune.

He tells The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/1OFTOGr ) they’re trying to figure out just what happened before filing any charges.

Neither he nor Chief Deputy Shane Tucker was available for comment when The Associated Press called for an update Sunday.

Allison tells WJTV (http://bit.ly/23lXWTH) and WLOX-TV (http://bit.ly/1Jvbi9I) that the customers came to pick up a gun and got angry because there
was a $25 service charge even though the gun had not been fixed.

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