Gerrard Kaonga, Newsweek, December 28, 2022
Two people have been shot following an altercation inside a Walmart in Mobile, Alabama, according to reports.
The incident took place at around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday night according to an NBC 15 News report. The two victims of the shooting, a man and a woman, were taken away from the scene with non-life threatening injuries.
The two groups began shooting at one another after a quarrel in the self-checkout line. After the shooting both groups attempted to flee the scene.
Police soon after arrived on the scene at the Walmart, which went on lockdown.
Reports have indicated that authorities increased the police presence in the area after the shooting.
Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine spoke to local media and gave an update about the shooting.
Speaking to WKRG NEWS, he said that it was unclear whether the two involved in the shooting were involved in the altercation.
He also said that it was not clear if the two victims that were hit were patrons or employees. Prine added it is not clear whether the pair knew each other either.
He noted that police do not know what the altercation was about but since the shooting, the situation is “consolidated” and is under control.
DEVELOPING: Shooting with injuries reported at Walmart Supercenter in Mobile, Alabama#Mobile l #AL
Witnesses say 20-30 shots were fired inside, and that people are injured. The extent of the injuries are unknown. Police are responding.
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