Authorities have neutralized an armed suspect, who crashed his vehicle into a Walmart distribution center near Red Bluff, California and opened fire at the employees, killing and injuring multiple people.
The incident happened around 3:30pm, during a shift change at the facility. The vehicle reportedly circled the parking lot several times before the suspect crashed it into the building.
The gunman, allegedly armed with an ‘AR-type’ semi-automatic weapon then fired several dozen rounds as panicked employees ran for their lives.
“It went on and on — I don’t even know how many times he fired,” Scott Thammakhanty, an employee at the facility, told AP.
UPDATE: A hospital official says at least 2 people are dead and 4 others are being treated after a shooting at a Walmart distribution facility in Red Bluff, California. Police received a report of a suspect crashing his vehicle into a door of the building during a shift change pic.twitter.com/2z4IzSs0zG
The attacker was confronted and ‘shot in the chest’ by police officers some 15 minutes later. He underwent a surgery, but his condition remains unclear.
Local hospital confirmed at least two fatalities, while four more people were injured in the incident, but were in a ‘fair’ condition.
The attacker’s motives remain unclear as authorities conduct their investigation and details of the incident remain scarce.
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