A man was shot and wounded after a shooting outside a Walmart in Atlanta, where witnesses said panicked shoppers ran for the exits, police in Georgia said.
Wednesday’s incident at a Walmart Supercenter in Marietta came two weeks after a mass shooting at one of the company’s stores in Chesapeake, Virginia, left six people dead.
Cobb County Police Department Deputy Chief Ben Cohen told reporters Wednesday that officers responded to a “report of an active shooter” at a Marietta convenience store, but “shortly after arriving, the shooting occurred between two separate groups outside of the city.” said that it was determined. Walmart Auto Center.”
At least one person was shot dead and taken to a local hospital, while police arrested several people from the two groups, he added.
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The circumstances leading up to the shooting are unclear, but Cohen said the two parties knew each other and had an argument.
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Gail Parks, who was inside Walmart when the incident happened, told Fox5 Atlanta, “I [heard] This guy is an “Active Shooter!” Active shooter!’ and he was flying along the corridor with all his might.”
“Walmart employees did a good job of keeping everyone safe, getting everyone out,” he said.
“They said, ‘Active shooter! “Active shooter!” Immediately everyone stopped, grabbed their things and started running,” added Melody Hipps, another shopper.
“We responded like an active shooter inside the store because that was the initial information we had and we evacuated the store as standard protocol,” Cohen said.