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Policeman shoots dead two in Argentina 'massacre'

Published on Mar 16, 2014 1:12 AM

BUENOS AIRES (AFP) - An off-duty police officer opened fire at a busy nightclub in Argentina, killing a police commissioner and one other and injuring 15, authorities said on Saturday.

"It was a massacre," Mayor Marcos Berlota told news channel C5N, saying the shooter had gone to the club with his wife, then went back outside, got his gun from his car and "went back in and shot the police commissioner in the head".

The second victim, a truck driver, "was also killed by a shot in the face."

The officer, a man in his 40s with two children, then sprayed a score of bullets into the club, which was filled with young people.

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