Mount Vernon, WA (AP) — Wal-Mart customers and employees were shot dead and injured along with three young people officials said they were involved in an in-store quarrel on Sunday, police said.
Seattle Times report Police received a call that was fired inside the building just before 10 pm on Sunday.
According to police, investigators believe the shooting took place after a group of men entered the store and quarreled with another group of men already in the store.
According to police, the shooting injured a 72-year-old customer, a 24-year-old employee, and three 19-year-old men. Authorities did not announce the arrest and were unaware of the victim’s condition.
According to police, three victims were taken to the hospital by rescuers and two arrived in private cars.
No arrests had been made as of Monday afternoon, according to Mount Vernon police. Police said there were no signs that the man had entered the store to create an “aggressive threat event.”
Sedro-Woolly Maybelline Gonzalez told the newspaper that she was in self-checkout when she heard the two shootings.
Initially, Gonzales, 26, thought it was the sound of something falling off the shelves while employees were refilling. Gonzales was near the entrance and he was able to leave the store, he said.
Mount Vernon is about 60 miles (97 kilometers) north of Seattle.