Gunman Wounds 2 Before Being Fatally Shot At Walmart In Tumwater | KNKX

Gunman Wounds 2 Before Being Fatally Shot At Walmart In Tumwater

Jun 17, 2018

A suspected gunman is dead after a shooting spree in Tumwater that injured at least two people.

The alleged shooter fired multiple shots inside a crowded Walmart, sending customers fleeing.

He then tried to hijack two cars in the parking lot, where he was shot and killed by an armed bystander, according to Tumwater police.

The gunman had shot the man while attempting to hijack his car. 

The carjacking victim was flown by helicopter to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.

Police are investigating four scenes connected with the shooting. The chain of events began with a report of a drunken driver, but none was found. Tumwater police spokeswoman Laura Wohl told The Olympian that officers then responded to reports of shots nearby and learned that a man had tried to carjack two vehicles.

A 16-year-old girl was injured in the carjacking attempt. The gunman then went to Walmart, Wohl said.