Gunman wounds 2, is fatally shot by bystander at Walmart store

Minnie Murray
June 18, 2018

Injured in the suspect's violent spree were the driver of one of the cars he attempted to highjack, and a 16-year-old girl at another location who suffered unspecified injuries, the Seattle Times reported.

Police said that a 16-year-old girl was injured when the suspect tried to hijack her auto.

The chain of events began with a report of a drunken driver but none was found. Police then responded to reports of shots nearby, Wohl said, and learned that a man had tried to carjack two vehicles.

He shot a driver twice after he refused to co-operate, and then attempted to take control of a second vehicle.

Witnesses say one of the armed civilians grabbed a medical kit and rendered aid to the man who was shot by the suspect in the carjacking attempt. A gunman wounded a few people before being fatally shot by a bystander at the store in Washington state's city Sunday evening.

Police officers investigate the scene of a deadly shooting at a Walmart store in Tumwater, Wash., Sunday, June 17, 2018.

While police said the shooting happened outside the Walmart, witnesses reported they could hear the shots from inside the store, which caused chaos and panic inside the retail outlet. "A citizen who was here in the parking lot took his gun and shot the suspect".


Police said there is no danger to the public.

The suspect then tried to carjack another vehicle in the parking lot when they were approached by two armed civilians.

The action inside the store set off fears of a possible mass shooting.

Kailani Bailey told the Tacoma News Tribune she was shopping inside the grocery section of the Walmart when a tall man in a T-shirt and jeans ran in and shoved people out of the way, ordering them to "move, move". "I saw everyone else started to exit the area".

Witness Brian Adams told KING5 TV that "this guy was randomly firing" both inside and outside the store. When she got outside, she said she heard more shots.

Another woman who was shopping with her children told the network that they all fled the shop and hid behind a parked vehicle. He said he heard about 15 shots.

"He is a hero", Adams said.

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