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Obama to focus on gun control during Minneapolis visit

U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Minneapolis for gun violence reduction talks today.

U.S. President Barack Obama will discuss gun control Credit: Reuters

Obama will discuss his 'comprehensive set of commonsense ideas to reduce gun violence' with local leaders and law enforcement officials.

Obama wil also talk to members of the community about their experiences and discuss additional steps that can be taken at federal level.

It comes off the back of another shooting and the appearance of the families of the Sandy Hook victims at the Superbowl.

Two killed in shooting at US sign company

Two people have been killed and at least three men critically wounded in a shooting at a sign company in Minneapolis in the US state of Minnesota.

Minneapolis police, local sheriff's deputies and police from nearby communities converged on the Accent Signage Systems after the shooting. Further details remain unknown.

The three injured men were said to be in a critical condition at the city's Hennepin County Medical Center, a spokeswoman said.