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One owner dead in Kansas gun store shooting, police say

SHAWNEE, Kan. - Police in Shawnee, Kan., say that gun shop owner John Bieker has died after the Friday afternoon shooting at She's a Pistol, which caters to female gun owners. Police said gunfire erupted after four men tried to rob the owners, Bieker and his wife, Rebecca.

Authorities said Bieker and two of the suspects had been taken from the store in critical condition.

Police said in a news release that the other two suspects, including one who had been shot, fled but were located a short time later on the porch of a nearby home. Johnson County MED-ACT spokeswoman Angela Fera said the injuries of the fourth shooting victim weren't considered life-threatening.

The store is about 15 miles southwest of Kansas City, Kan.

According to Dan Ferguson, a spokesperson for the Shawnee Police, police received a call about gunshots at the Shawnee store around 2:10 p.m. Friday.

CBS affiliate KCTV ealier reported that Rebecca Bieker was punched in the face and body during the assault.

According to the store's Facebook page, She's A Pistol is a "woman-owned personal protection and self-defense training, services, and supplies company based in Shawnee, KS."

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