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The Washington Post, citing police, reports that after Welch pointed his weapon at an employee and patrons fled in a panic, he unloaded the gun in the restaurant.

This in itself is fake news — WaPo can’t definitively state any more than one shot fired.

A North Carolina man was arrested Sunday after he walked into a popular pizza restaurant in Northwest Washington carrying an assault rifle and fired one or more shots, D.C. police said.

‘One or more shots’? Why not just say multiple shots? At any rate, if he ‘unloaded’ the rifle there would be 30 shots fired, more than enough to never be mistaken for ‘one shot’.

This is smelling like a cheap, set-up publicity stunt (And a lazy, phoned-in one at that). What kind of ‘mass shooter’ walks into a public place, fires one shot and then waits for the cops to come and arrest him?

Like most things related to Comet Pizza and James Alefantis, this story makes little sense on the surface.

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