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Three die in mall shooting

Three people, including a gunman, have been killed and at least two others wounded in a shooting at a shopping centre in Missouri, US police say.

Kansas City police said a man, whom they did not immediately identify, pulled into a car park outside the mall that was filled with "hundreds and hundreds" of shoppers and immediately fatally shot two people who were parked on each side of him.

The gunman went into the mall and wounded at least two other people, according to Sergeant Tony Sanders.

The assailant was later found dead, but it was not immediately clear if he was shot by police.

Police are also investigating whether an earlier killing at a house not far away from the centre and also a shooting in which a policeman was injured involved the gunman.

The gunman's identity was not immediately released.