2 dead in shooting at Walmart distribution center in California, says official | Instant News


Shooting on Saturday at a Walmart distribution center in red bluff, California, two people died, hospital staff said.

Four other people were in fair condition, according to the official, Allison Hendrickson, a spokesman of the hospital of St Elizabeth community Red bluff, which is about 130 miles North of Sacramento. It does not provide more detailed information.

As an employee of Walmart, Franklin, Lister, 51, said he and a group of other staff, has just clocked up his day shift when a worker ran down the corridor shouting: “active shooting! Active shooter!”

Mr. Lister said that he saw the blood dripping from the hands of his colleagues.

“That’s when I realized that this is not a drill,” said he.

Mr. Lister and his colleagues ran to the nearest fire exit.

As they fled, he said, they heard 50 to 60 shots — when they picked up the pace and helped each other through the barbed wire fence.

When Mr. Lister looked back at the house, he saw that the white car rammed into the entrance, he said. Glass that was broken from the accident caused by the hand of his colleague to bleed, he said.

“To hear that many shots, it was insane,” said Mr. Lister, who unloads supplies, then Packed and shipped to Walmart stores. “People were running as fast as they could move.”

Emergency dispatchers said Record searchlight, newspaper in Redding, Calif., officials shot the gunman in the chest around 3:45 local time, less than 15 minutes after the shooting started.

An employee of Walmart, Scott Thammakhanty, told the newspaper that he heard gunshots and saw people on the ground as he and other employees ran. He said the shooter looked familiar, but he did not know his identity.

Several people barricaded themselves in the back of the control center, in accordance with the transmission of police radio at the same time.

In Tehama County Sheriff did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A Walmart spokesman stated that the company will release a statement later.

The company Miller, 37-year-old Deputy Director of a nearby store, said the man who had gathered outside the building, said that as a result of vehicle collisions caused a fire at the distribution center.

This is the second workplace-related shooting in two days to result in multiple deaths.

Two workers from the warehouse dispenser coffee in Springfield, Illinois., were shot dead on Friday after partner opened fire, authorities said. Another employee was seriously wounded. The gunman fled and was found in his car more than two hours later, he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said.



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