Gunman wounds 2 at Walmart store before being fatally shot by bystander

Frederick Owens
June 18, 2018

Police are investigating four scenes connected with the shooting.

A gunman injured two people before being fatally shot by an armed civilian at a Walmart in Tumwater, Washington Sunday evening.

Police investigate a shooting spree a Walmart in Tumwater, Washington. The police investigation continues.

Upon arriving, officers found a 16-year-old girl suffering from minor injuries.

"Then the suspect tried to hijack a second auto".

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.

The gunman then went to Walmart, Wohl said.

"The suspect then attempted a second carjacking at Walmart, and was approached by two armed civilians". After he failed in the attempt, the suspect, whose name has not been released, headed to a Walmart parking lot where he made another attempt to steal yet another vehicle. Apparently frustrated in his effort, the gunman then attempted a second carjacking.

A Walmart shopper has shot dead a gunman who shot a driver in the auto park in a crime spree.

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

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One of the wounded victims was flown by helicopter to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, but their condition is not known.

The local fire department has called the shooting a "mass-casualty incident", according to local media.

Megan Chadwick, told KIRO-TV that her husband witnessed the bystander shoot the suspect.

Then, moments later, she heard a "pop, pop, pop" coming from what she said was the other side of the store, and she said everyone froze.

"All of a sudden, you hear this pop or a crash sound".

Caitlyn Wallner told the paper a similar story.

"There were all kinds of people running out", Robert Berwick, who was in the back of the store, told the Seattle Times. "This (suspect) could have taken out more people, wounded or killed", said witness Brian Adams.

She said about that time the neighboring Costco store started evacuating its customers.

According to a police spokesperson, the call began as a DUI suspect call.

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