- At least two people were killed and four were injured after a man drove into the side of a Walmart distribution center in northern California Saturday evening and shot at people with an “AR-type weapon,” local media outlets reported.
- Officials at the hospital treating victims told The New York Times that the people who were injured were in fair condition.
- “It went on and on — I don’t even know how many times he fired,” Scott Thammakhanty, an employee at the facility’s receiving center, said. “I just know it was a lot.”
- Another employee, Frank Lister, told The Times that he was just about to clock into his afternoon shift when he heard a coworker yell “Active gunfire! Active shooter!”
- Lister said he saw one of his coworkers bleeding from the debris thrown by the car crashing into the center, and he heard 50 to 60 gunshots in the 45-minute ordeal.
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Authorities shot a man who drove into a distribution center Saturday south of Red Bluff and started shooting at people, killing at least two and injuring four, local media reported.
The shooting by a man with “AR-type weapon” started about 3:30 p.m. at the Walmart distribution center, emergency dispatchers told the Record-Searchlight newspaper.
There also was a fire at the site, and the suspect appears to have rammed a vehicle into the building, dispatchers said. There were about 200 workers inside the facility, some of whom locked themselves in a room, employees at the center told the KHSL TV station.
The suspect was described as being in a white vehicle that had wedged into the building, the Sacramento Bee reported. The shooter was in the middle of the parking lot, dispatchers said.
The suspect had been shot in the chest by about 3:45 p.m., dispatchers told the newspaper. The status of the shooter was not immediately clear.
Scott Thammakhanty, an employee at the facility’s receiving center, told the Record-Searchlight that he heard the shooter fire from a semi-automatic weapon.
“It went on and on — I don’t even know how many times he fired,” Thammakhanty said. “I just know it was a lot.”
Thammakhanty and others started running for their lives, and he saw people lying on the ground as he went, he said. He added that he thought the shooter looked familiar, but he didn’t know his identity.
The New York Times reported that the four people who were injured were in fair condition and being treated at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff, a spokesperson confirmed to the publication.
Dispatchers told the Record-Searchlight that at least one woman had been shot. Another woman was reportedly injured after jumping over a barbed-wire fence in an attempt to escape. A man had also reported his leg getting run over when the shooter rammed a vehicle into the store, but the man wasn’t sure whether he’d been shot, dispatchers said.
Another employee, Frank Lister, told The Times that he was just about to clock into his afternoon shift when he heard a coworker yelling, “Active gunfire! Active shooter!”
Lister told The Times that he saw blood dripping from his fellow employee’s arm, and “that’s when I realized it wasn’t a drill,” he said. He told the newspaper that he ran to the nearest fire exit and heard 50 to 60 gunshots.
“To hear that much gunfire, it was frantic,” Lister said. “People were running as fast as they could move.”
Walmart spokesman Scott Pope told the Record-Searchlight that the company is “aware of the situation” and working with law enforcement.
“We don’t have any additional information to share at this time,” Pope said.
Red Bluff is a city of about 14,000 people about 131 miles (210 kilometers) north of Sacramento, California.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.