There, they found a 16-year-old female victim who'd suffered non-life threatening wounds.
"The suspect tried to carjack a auto, and when the individual who owned the vehicle did not cooperate, he ended up shooting that vehicle driver", said Laura Wohl with the Tumwater Police Department.
The gunman attempted to carjack someone when he was fatally shot by a bystander, Tumwater police said.
"As we were speaking to witnesses at that scene, we get another call of shots fired here at Walmart", Wohl said. When officers were en route to that location they received reports of shots fired near Tumwater High School. On Sunday, a gunman shot a man outside a Walmart in Washington State and wounded a teenager during a carjacking before being fatally shot to death by a bystander.
According to the Tumwater Police Department, the suspect from the earlier carjacking entered the Walmart store around 5:30 p.m. and fired shots at a display case inside.
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An active investigation was underway at multiple scenes at or around the Tumwater Walmart, all believed to be related to the incident. Police later determined that it was actually a carjacking, Wohl said. He was attempting to carjack a second vehicle in the parking lot when the armed bystander intervened.
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Darren Gossler of Elma told the TNT that he was in the store when the shooting started.
A woman told The Olympian newspaper she heard "pop, pop, pop" coming from across the store. When she got outside, she said she heard more shots. Then she heard a popping sound from the other side of the store and someone yelling "run, run".
According to a police release, two armed civilians initially approached the suspect.
Adams said he then saw a father with his family take out his concealed weapon and shoot the gunman dead.
Another woman who was shopping with her children told the network that they all fled the shop and hid behind a parked auto.
She said about that time the neighboring Costco store started evacuating its customers.
"He is a hero", Brian Adams told KING 5.