A Walmart store in Florida City became a crime scene when a suspect opened fire, resulting in the death of one person and injuries to two others. The shooting occurred on Wednesday afternoon, causing panic and chaos among customers and employees. Law enforcement authorities are actively investigating the incident, which is believed to have stemmed from an argument between two groups.
According to reports, the shooting took place at approximately 3 p.m. local time. Two individuals were struck by bullets, with one sustaining a foot injury and the other being hit in the abdomen. The victim with the abdominal injury was transported to the hospital via air rescue but ultimately succumbed to their wounds. The second victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Additionally, a third customer experienced a panic attack as a result of the incident and required medical attention.
Authorities swiftly cleared the store of all customers and employees to facilitate their investigation. It was revealed that one of the individuals involved in the shooting is believed to be an employee of the Walmart. Law enforcement officials stated that the altercation between the two groups escalated into a physical confrontation, during which one of them produced a firearm and discharged it, striking the two victims. While one suspect was apprehended at the scene, the other four individuals involved managed to flee.
Authorities have identified the victim with non-life-threatening injuries as a customer who was struck by a stray bullet. The victim who lost their life was reportedly involved in the altercation. The Florida City Police Department is actively investigating the shooting, but no further details have been released at this time.
Law enforcement agencies are working diligently to apprehend the remaining suspects involved in the shooting. The investigation will likely focus on gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and analyzing surveillance footage to piece together the events leading up to the tragic incident.