A Walmart distribution center in California witnessed a shocking Saturday afternoon after a man entered the mall and started firing rampantly, leading to one of the employers’ fatal injury.
The Tehama County Sheriff’s office has identified the shooter as Louis Lane (31).
The gunman was using a semi-automatic rifle, said Phil Johnston, the Assistant Sheriff.
After the random shooting inside the complex, he engaged with the officers in the parking lot, where they exchanged about 20-30 rounds of fire.
In the end, he was shot to death by an officer, Johnston told the reporters.
The victim, Martin Haro-Lozano, was a Walmart employee. He was transported to a local hospital immediately, owing to the extent of his wound, and was pronounced dead later. However, his connection with the gunman could not be traced.
Lane, who used to work at the Red Bluff area center in Feb 2019, was expelled from his job due to his inability to turn up during his shift.
However, Lane’s misdeed is not limited to shooting Haro-Lorenzo to death.
At least 6 people were transported to the hospital with severe to moderate injuries after Lane drove through and around the parking area until the car hit the building and caught fire.
The company released a statement saying that they were “deeply saddened by this tragic incident.”
“Our focus is on supporting our associates, as well as their families and co-workers in the facility,” the statement read.