One man killed and suspect fatally shot during shooting in California business center
Two people were killed and several people injured after a man crashed his vehicle into a business center and started shooting in California on Saturday, police said.
The shooting happened at about 3:30 p.m. when a 31-year-old suspect, whose name has not been immediately released drove his car into the Walmart distribution center, according to Tehama County Sheriff Phil Johnston. At the moment of the incident there were about 200 employees inside.
Police said that the gunman had a history with the workplace. It was determined that driving his car he made about four circles on the parking lot before crashing into the building and starting firing. He was armed with a semi-automatic rifle.
45-year-old employee, Martin Haro-Lozano was killed. The suspect was fatally shot in the chest by the Red Bluff police officers who arrived at the scene less than in 15 minutes after the shooting began.
The two deceased people and the four injured ones were taken to St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff, spokeswoman Allison Hendrickson told The Associated Press. One man was wounded when the suspect’s car ran over his leg right after slamming into the building.
No more details in the story were provided.
Walmart spokesman Scott Pope told the Record-Searchlight that the company is “aware of the situation” and working with law enforcement.