Gunman at Walmart distribution center was former employee

Cheryl Sanders
June 29, 2020

Crime tape blocks off a parking lot outside the Red Bluff Walmart Distribution Center where at least two people were killed, including a shooting suspect and an employee, and four were injured, June 27, 2020, in Red Bluff, Calif.

Lane was killed after engaging Red Bluff police officers in a gun battle in the parking lot, officials said. A man had also reported his leg getting run over when the shooter rammed a vehicle into the store, but the man wasn't sure whether he had been shot, dispatchers said.

The shooting took place around 3 p.m. PT Saturday, Red Bluff City Manager Rick Crabtree told CNN by phone.

When he hit the building and the auto caught on fire, he the exited the vehicle and began shooting randomly into the building and through the parking lot area.

The ordeal was over in less than 45 minutes after officers shot the suspect, according to radio communications.

The distribution center had a full shift, with hundreds of employees at the time of the shooting, authorities said.

The suspect was described as being in a white vehicle that had wedged into the building, the Sacramento Bee reported.

CNN was told that the auto rammed the facility around 3pm local time, causing a fire that was not significant. His relationship to the shooter is unknown at this time. The building is very large, Borden said.

Some of the 200 workers inside the facility locked themselves in a room , employees told KHSL-TV.

Walmart released a statement sharing their thoughts and condolences to those affected by the shooting at their Red Bluff distribution center Saturday.

Witnesses told the Red Bluff Daily News one of the victims was a woman who was shot as she tried to flee the building.

'I just know it was a lot'.

Lister told the newspaper he had seen blood dripping from his colleague's arm. It added that no officers were hurt during the shooting. "This is an active police investigation and we will continue to work with Tehama County Sheriff's Office and assist in their investigation in any way possible".

Red Bluff is located about 130 miles north of Sacramento, the state capital. In that incident, Shasta County Sheriff's deputies said they received a 911 call around 11 a.m. for reports of shots fired at a home near Highway 44 and Dersch Road.

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