Tumwater police now say gunman entered Walmart store and fired shots

Tumwater police now say gunman entered Walmart store and fired shots

Tumwater police now say gunman entered Walmart store and fired shots

An active investigation was underway at multiple scenes at or around the Tumwater Walmart, all believed to be related to the incident.

A gunman has been killed after wounding two people at a Walmart in Washington on Sunday night.

The gunman who was killed in the parking lot of a Tumwater Walmart by an armed citizen on Sunday had fired shots inside the store and stolen ammunition before being confronted by the armed citizen who had followed him outside, police said on Monday.

Wohl said the chaotic string of incidents began just before 5 p.m. with a report of a possibly intoxicated, erratic driver near Tumwater High School. He was shot while the armed suspect tried to carjack his vehicle, Wohl said.

Day died at the scene, police said. They quickly located the stolen vehicle, but once again no suspect.

Witnesses then reported that the suspect from the carjacking had entered a Walmart store "and fired shots at a display case", a police statement said.

Wohl said Day was known to law enforcement for past criminal activity.

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

While officers were attempting to locate that vehicle, police received reports of additional shots fired at the Walmart, where the suspect reportedly abandoned the first stolen auto and tried to carjack another vehicle.

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

The action inside the store set off fears of a possible mass shooting. But we still don't know if they both fired or only one of them did.

A witness told KOMO-TV that people were in line when they heard gunfire in the store.

Moments later she heard, "pop, pop, pop", and everyone froze, she said.

Caitlyn Wallner told the paper a similar story.

Witness Darren Gossler said he saw a man with what appeared to be a handgun in the supermarket. Adams said, "He is a hero", I really think more people could easily have been shot with what this guy was doing.

He said once he heard the gunshots he started running with other customers. The suspects was apparently trying to carjack yet another vehicle when an armed civilian intervened and shot the man, Wohl said.

"He is a hero", shopper Brian Adams told King 5 News about the unnamed civilian.

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