Two people were shot dead and two sheriff's deputies were wounded late Sunday afternoon outside a Walmart store in western Washington state, a Kitsap County Sheriff's spokesman said.
Three sheriff's deputies responded to the scene around 3:45 p.m. Sunday after getting a call about a suspicious person "from a bystander who had concerns about a person inside the store," Deputy Scott Wilson said.
The deputies approached one man outside the store's south entrance, but - rather than responding verbally - he ran from the scene, turned around to face the deputies and began shooting.
"(The deputies) called to him and said, 'Hey, we need to talk to you,'" said Wilson. "He turned around and shot at them, and they returned fire."
The male shooter was shot and later pronounced dead in the Walmart parking lot. As of Sunday night, authorities had not released his name, age or other details about him.
A young female - thought to be a teenager, said Wilson - also was shot, with emergency personnel then transporting her to Tacoma General Hospital. She eventually died from her wounds.FULL STORY