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Elkhart community mourns victims of Martin's Super Markets shooting

The Ekhart community is mourning those who were killed in a shooting at a local grocery store Wednesday night, Jan. 15.
Posted on Jan. 16, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Jan. 16, 2014 at 3:15 p.m.

ELKHART — The Elkhart community is mourning after a shooting at a local Martin's Super Market store that left three people, including the shooter, dead.

Police say Shawn Walter Bair, 22, of Elkhart, entered the grocery store just after 10 p.m. and shot two women before being shot and killed by police. Sgt. Trent Smith with the Indiana State Police said when the Elkhart officers responded, they heard gunfire as they entered the store and followed the sound to where they found the man pointing his gun at a man forced to his knees.

The victims were identified as 20-year-old Krystle Dikes, a store employee, and 44-year-old Rachelle Godfread, who was shopping at the time of the shooting. Both women were from Elkhart.

Several people in our community are pausing to remember the victims who tragically lost their lives Wednesday night.

Continue scrolling to read messages of condolences, prayers and warm thoughts from members of the Elkhart community. You can add your own by tweeting @ElkhartTruth or commenting our Facebook page.




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