Bystander kills suspect at Washington Walmart

Bystander kills suspect at Washington Walmart

Bystander kills suspect at Washington Walmart

An active investigation was underway Sunday at multiple scenes at or around the Tumwater Walmart. Chaos ensued as people ran from the store, and the gunman followed, with more shots fired outside.

An armed civilian shot dead a gunman who wounded two people and opened fire inside a Walmart store in the northwestern United States on Sunday, police said.

The incident at the Walmart in Tumwater happened about 5 p.m...

"The suspect tried to carjack a vehicle, and when the individual who owned the auto did not cooperate, he ended up shooting that vehicle driver", said Laura Wohl with the Tumwater Police Department.

Police are investigating four scenes connected with the shooting. When officers arrived there, they found a 16-year-old girl who had suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Nobody was injured that time but the same suspect then went outside and tried to steal a auto, shooting and wounding the man inside. Wohl said they later confirmed that the man doing the shooting was the same person involved in the carjacking.

When they arrived at the Walmart, they learned that a man had tried to carjack a vehicle, and shot a man inside the auto twice.

There he attempted to carjack another vehicle, shooting an occupant in it at least twice.

"Then somebody yelled 'run, run!' and everyone took off", Ms Bailey said.

Laura Wohl, spokeswoman for the Tumwater Police Department, said an adult man who had been shot was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Police did not identify any of those involved in the incident or the type of weapons used, except to say they were handguns.

Darren Gossler of Elma was in the store when the shooting started.

A witness told KOMO News they were in line in the store when gunfire erupted. Witnesses told other media that they were inside the store and heard shots.

Bryan Adams said he was inside Walmart when he heard two gunshots.

"There were all kinds of people running out", Robert Berwick, who was in the back of the store, told the Seattle Times. The only facts which seem to not be in dispute are that police were alerted to possible criminal activity in the area when a man with a gun was seen near the Walmart.

The action then moved into the parking lot.

"He's a hero", Adams repeatedly called the man. "[.] If this customer hadn't done what he did, I mean - yeah, he's a hero. He said he heard about 15 shots.

He said a civilian with a gun confronted the gunman as he neared the civilian's family. One of the two shot the suspect, killing him, police said.

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