A 16-year-old girl was injured in the carjacking attempt.
A carjacking suspected was shot and killed at a Walmart in Tumwater, Washington, on Sunday.
An active investigation was underway Sunday at multiple scenes at or around the Tumwater Walmart. The details remained in flux, but the Seattle Times reports that it all began when police received a call around 5pm about an apparently drunken driver near the local high school.
Two people were wounded and a suspected gunman is dead in a chaotic shooting inside and outside a Walmart store in Tumwater Sunday evening.
Police say the suspect then left the store and tried a second carjacking, in the parking lot, shooting an adult male occupant of the auto in the process. Wohl said they later confirmed that the man doing the shooting was the same person involved in the carjacking. "A citizen who was here in the parking lot took his gun and shot the suspect".
Police believe the gunman is the suspect in all three incidents.
Investigators say the vehicle stolen during the earlier carjacking near the Toyota dealership was recovered in the Walmart parking lot.
Darren Gossler of Elma was in the store when the shooting started. "He took action. I really think more people could have been shot. he saved us all". Heard about 5 or 6 pops. Then she heard a popping sound from the other side of the store and someone yelling "run, run".
"There were all kinds of people running out", Robert Berwick, who was in the back of the store, told the Seattle Times. "This guy was just shooting randomly in the parking lot".
Wohl said authorities do not yet know anything about the gunman and could not reveal any identifying details.
"There were three civilians going after him to shoot him and two of them had their guns up and then the third guy shot him through the window of the auto", she said.