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Guard at Baltimore grocery store shoots 2 people; 1 dead

A man and a woman were shot by a guard at a grocery store after an altercation, Baltimore police said.

A man was dead and a woman was injured after a security guard fired at them at a grocery store in Baltimore, police said Tuesday.

A man was dead and a woman was injured after a security guard shot them after a physical altercation ins a Giant Food store in northwest Baltimore, police said.WBAL

Officers saw a man and a woman with gunshot wounds while responding to reports of a shooting at about 4:30 p.m. in the 6600 block of Reisterstown Road, Baltimore police said. The grocery store is part of Giant Food chain, NBC affiliate WBAL reported.

The man and the woman were taken to a hospital, where the man was pronounced dead. The woman, who was not identified, had a gunshot wound to a hand.

"Investigators have learned that both the male and female were shot by an armed security guard working in the grocery store after a physical altercation," police said.

The homicide team will take over the investigation, the statement said.

Giant Food said it is "fully cooperating with the police in their investigation." The grocery chain declined to say whether it had a policy about armed guards at its locations, citing the investigation.