Three dead in shooting outside Oklahoma Walmart

Duncan Police Department and Stephens County Sheriff's officials at the scene of a Monday morning shooting at Walmart.

DUNCAN, Okla. -- Three people, including the shooter, were killed Monday morning in a parking lot shooting at the Walmart store in this rural Oklahoma town, said Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford.

Ford said a man and a woman were killed while sitting in their car, and a third man died outside the car. He said a handgun was found at the scene.

“We have three individuals that are deceased,” said Ford. “We have two white males and a white female. Two of the victims are inside a vehicle, one is outside the vehicle.”

Duncan map

USA Today said the owner of a nursing home across the street from the Walmart was told by police the gunman shot himself after firing at two other people.

Lynn Gregston, who owns the Country Club Care nursing home, said it was locked down after the shooting. The facility houses 72 residents.

The deadly shooting happened at 9:54 a.m. central time at the Walmart Supercenter on U.S. Highway 81, Ford said.

Stephens County District Attorney Jason Hicks said Duncan police promptly responded to the active shooter alert and secured the scene. A lockdown on schools was lifted at 10:30 a.m.

Duncan is located 80 miles southwest of Oklahoma City.

The shooting occurred three months after a gunman shot and killed 22 people and wounded 24 others at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas. The gunman was captured and faces capital murder charges. The FBI is investigating the mass shooting as a possible domestic terrorism act and hate crime.

The Duncan, Okla., Banner provided details for this story.


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