On June 27th, 2020, a man drove into a Walmart distribution center at the south of Red Bluff, California, and began shooting with a semi-automatic rifle, authorities said.
The shooting took place around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The shooter is reported of circling the parking lot of the building four times before crashing in and randomly shooting at people with the weapon, Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston confirmed in a news conference.
The suspect was shot down and killed at 3:48 p.m. by the police officers of Red Bluff during the incident.
The shooter has been identified as Louis Lane by the authorities.
A spokesperson of the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office revealed that the suspect worked at the distribution center in February 2019 and was fired for not showing up during his work hours.
A worker at the distribution center named Martin Haro-Lozano was found wounded and taken to a hospital but he succumbed to his injuries on the way.
The authorities mentioned six people who had been a victim of the unfortunate event, they were taken to hospitals with minor to moderate injuries.
Lieutenant Yvette Borden said that the motivation of the shooting is unclear yet.
One of the co-workers informed the authorities about hearing 50-60 gunshots fired while they were running away from the scene, a white vehicle crashed into the building and people running everywhere.
Other mention people lying on the ground as others ran. While many have been reported of locking themselves inside a room.
Dispatchers told the Record-Searchlight that at least one woman had been shot.
A man had also reported his leg being run over when the shooter rammed a vehicle into the building, but the man wasn’t sure if he had been shot, dispatchers said.
“Our focus is on supporting our associates, as well as their families and co-workers in the facility,” Scott Pope, a Walmart spokesperson said.
“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.”