Red Bluff Shooting at Walmart Distribution Center
A Walmart Distribution Center was the scene of a shooting in Red Bluff, California yesterday. Two people are dead, 4 injured after a man rammed his car into the building and began shooting at people. A fire also erupted at the site when the vehicle rammed into the lobby, as about 200 employees were at work there. The 4 people injured were in fair condition as of this writing.
The suspect was shot in the chest by police at around 3:45 p.m. It was stated that the man was fired from the facility about a year and a half ago. His condition is unknown at this time. His name has not yet been released.
One person was hit in the leg by the suspect’s car when he rammed it into the building, but it was unclear if he was shot. Many of the employees locked themselves in rooms inside the building as shots were fired from what was described as an “AR style” semi-automatic weapon (in rigidly gun controlled California. Think about it).
“It went on and on — I don’t even know how many times he fired. I just know it was a lot.” Scott Thammakhanty, employee
Update: two dead, four in fair condition after shooting at Walmart distribution center in Red Bluff, Californiahttps://t.co/hGRR8d0Joe
— Steve Lookner (@lookner) June 28, 2020
UPDATE: Red Bluff Walmart distribution center shooting suspect had been fired in 2019 – https://t.co/fBHqaeZfXc
— News Info Park (@NewsInfoPark) June 28, 2020
At least 2 people are dead after a man drove into a Walmart distribution center and started shooting at people in Red Bluff, authorities say. https://t.co/qB9hMHEjTl
— CBS Sacramento CBS13 (@CBSSacramento) June 28, 2020
Action News Now reported,
“Red Bluff Police Officials report that the Wal-Mart Distribution Center Shooter was shot by police at the scene and taken to a local hospital.
Police say that at approximately 3:30 p.m., Red Bluff Officers were requested to assist the Tehama County Sheriff’s office with the call of an active shooter at the Wal-Mart Distribution center on Highway 99.
Officials say two Red Bluff Police Officers and one Red Bluff Police Sergeant immediately responded and were the first law enforcement personnel on scene.
Police report that after arriving, a male adult shot at one or more of the officers multiple times. One Red Bluff Police Officer and one Sergeant used their duty rifles and shot at the suspect, ultimately stopping the threat
Officials say none of the officers on the scene were physically harmed during this incident and the condition of the suspect is unknown at the time of this release.”
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