Shooter randomly kills three people in Washington

On Tuesday morning, a shooting occurred at a Circle K convenience store located on Nob Hill Boulevard in Yakima, Washington.

According to Yakima Police Chief Matt Murray, the suspect, who was later identified as 21-year-old Yakima County resident Jarid Haddock, entered the store and began shooting without any provocation, fatally wounding two people.

The suspect then proceeded to shoot a third person outside the store, who also died. Police believe that Haddock then crossed the street to a gas station and fired shots into a Chrysler 200 that had a person inside, though it is unclear whether the individual was injured.

As police searched for Haddock, they collected surveillance footage and interviewed witnesses. Later that day, they received a call at 2:16 p.m. from a woman who reported spotting Haddock near a Target in Yakima.

Officers arrived at the scene shortly thereafter and found that Haddock had taken his own life. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and was carrying a large amount of ammunition and a handgun.

Murray said that the shooting appeared to be random, noting that there was no apparent conflict between the parties and that people were eating when Haddock entered the store and began shooting.

He also reiterated that there does not appear to be a motive for the incident, though the investigation is still ongoing.