2 killed, 2 cops hurt in shootout outside Walmart
The shooting happened outside a Port Orchard, Washington, Walmart after sheriff's deputies responded to a call about a suspicious person, authorities said.
January 23rd, 2011
10:47 PM ET

2 killed, 2 cops hurt in shootout outside Walmart

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.

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  1. country

    What this world is going on so many things are happening now

    January 23, 2011 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • .

      It's not that they're just happening now, they've always been happening. It's just being hyped up by the media now.

      January 23, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar

    Senseless killing of people, again.

    January 23, 2011 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. pete

    So who's bullets killed the young lady? If killed by shots from the deputies then there will be some complications. The deputies definitely had to return fire. Senseless killings indeed, happening all over this country.

    January 23, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. The two witnesses

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    January 24, 2011 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    Wal-Mart isn't even safe from domestic terrorists. Who is really?

    January 24, 2011 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  6. eavesm

    Must be aa's, no photos. Can't be showing aa's in a bad light now can we?

    January 24, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    @eavesm...what are aa's?

    January 24, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  8. Miguel Antonio

    Man I am sure that all APC from Walmarts nearby and across the nation are going to be in high alert today!

    January 24, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  9. mikey

    HeY cesar now if you are being shot at and you have a gun now would you shot to kill i would it is tragic the girl got hshot hbut she was running towards the gunman so she more like got shot buy him or the cops which i know all three of them and they are good cops

    January 24, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy

    Cesar was only pointing out that these were senseless killings. He was not pointing fingers at the police officers, so relax. Just that the killings were senseless, as most are.

    January 24, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |