Two dead in Walmart centre shooting

Shooting Reported at Walmart Distribution Centre in Red Bluff, California

The suspect was shot by police minutes later.

Two people were left dead and at least four others injured in California on Saturday afternoon after a man with an "AR-type weapon" opened fire at a Walmart distribution center.

Red Bluff city manager Rick Crabtree told CNN that a auto rammed the facility around 3pm local time, causing a fire which he said was not significant. Pacific Time, according to the office of the local sheriff.

At a news conference, Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told reporters a motive for the attack had not been determined and identified the shooter only as a 31-year-old white male with a history at the distribution center.

PHOTO: People gathering outside a Walmart distribution center in Red Bluff, Calif., June 27, 2020, after a shooting incident. "But that was not recent - it's been a while, it's been a year and a half".

The employee who died was Martin Haro-Lozano, 45, of Orland, California. His relationship to the shooter is unknown at this time.

The four injured persons were now receiving treatment at the St. Elizabeth Community Hospital.

They are in fair condition, spokeswoman Allison Hendrickson told The Sacramento Bee.

Another victim was struck by the shooter's vehicle as he drove into the building and was being treated at the hospital, he said. There were about 200 workers inside the facility, some of whom locked themselves in a room, employees at the centre told the KHSL TV station. His vehicle hit one person, Johnston said. The building is very large, Borden said. Authorities were still trying to determine how many bullets were fired.

"I would estimate 20 to 30 rounds exchanged", Johnston said in to UPI report.

One or both of the officers shot Lane, and by 3:38 p.m., he was disabled by his injuries, the sheriff's department said. A man had also reported his leg being run over when the shooter rammed a vehicle into the building, but the man wasn't sure if he had been shot, dispatchers said.

Dispatchers told the Record-Searchlight that at least one woman had been shot.

Red Bluff is a city of about 14,000 people located around 130 miles (210 km) north of Sacramento, California.

'I just know it was a lot'.

The distribution center had a full shift, with hundreds of employees at the time of the shooting, authorities said.

Thammakhanty told the newspaper that he didn't know his identity. The Tehama County District Attorney will review the officers' role in the shooting while the Tehama County Sheriff's Office will lead the incident's investigation.

Sheriff's deputies arrived on scene and found that one Walmart employee had suffered serious injuries.



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