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Four Shot At Shawnee Gun Store

The co-owner of a Shawnee gun shop died Friday after being shot during a botched robbery attempt, according to police.

Three of the four suspects in the attempted robbery were also injured by gunfire.

Shawnee police Maj. Dan Tennis told the Associated Press four people tried to rob the She's A Pistol gun shop Friday afternoon. Three were shot and two of them were critically injured. Another had less-serious wounds and was arrested with the fourth suspect in a residential area nearby.

Ultimately, police arrested all four suspects.

Tennis identified the co-owner who was killed as John Bieker, 44. He was married to Rebecca Bieker, the other owner of the business. 

The She’s A Pistol gun store, at 5725 Nieman Road, caters to female gun owners.

Nearby schools reportedly were placed on lockdown after the incident, according to the Kansas City Star.

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