Gunman wounds 2, is fatally shot by bystander at Walmart store

There have been reports of shots being fired both inside and outside the store on Littlerock Road

There have been reports of shots being fired both inside and outside the store on Littlerock Road

At around 5:30 pm. local time, Wohl said police in Tumwater, about an hour and a half south of Seattle, received a call for a possible DUI, with a driver erratically going the wrong way down a major thoroughfare.

Minutes later they received reports of gunshots near the local high school, where they found an injured 16-year-old girl who had been carjacked.

The carjacking victim was flown by helicopter to a hospital, she said.

The gunman then attempted to carjack another vehicle and shot the driver, Wohl and witnesses said.

Q13 Fox later reported that the suspect entered the store, fired at a display case, and then exited, before being approached by the armed citizens in the parking lot. "The male suspect was fatally shot by one of the armed civilians", the police said as they continued to investigate.

"He is a hero. This (suspect) could have taken out more people, wounded or killed", said witness Brian Adams. "Then the suspect tried to carjack a second vehicle". If this customer hadn't done what he did.

"As we were speaking to witnesses at that scene, we get another call of shots fired here at Walmart", Wohl said.

At least two people were wounded: a teenage girl with minor injuries and a man who was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He was listed in critical condition.

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"All of a sudden, you hear this pop or a crash sound.About 15 to 20 seconds maybe even later, another sound exactly the same", said John Gerasimczyk.

"Just a flood of people and everyone was screaming and frantic".

She said she got over to her auto, but knew she wouldn't be able to get out of the parking lot because many people were trying to flee.

She said police "definitely" believe the interweaving incidents are connected.

The civilian was the owner of the vehicle being carjacked, the Olympian reported, adding that he was being interviewed by police afterward.

Tumwater police say officers were initially responding to a report of a vehicle driving in the wrong direction but, while en route, were sent to a nearby scene of a reported carjacking with shots fired.

Police hope to have another update Monday morning.

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