In the last 10 months we have recorded 9 shootings outside Walmart supermarkets in the USA. What is it about Walmart??

Walmart Parking Lot Shooting

Monday January 24, 2011

Port Orchard, Wash.. - A shootout in front of a Walmart in Washington state left two people dead and two sheriff's deputies wounded Sunday afternoon, a sheriff's spokesman said.

One of the dead was a man who shot at deputies, said Scott Wilson of the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office. The other victim was a young woman who died after she was taken to a Tacoma hospital, he said

The store was immediately locked down. Customers in the store were being allowed to leave after investigators questioned them and the store closed for the night, Wilson said.

The investigation "is real basic right now," he said, adding that officers don't know why the man fled and began firing.

"The big question of why is unanswered now," he said.

Walmart shooting raises more questions about gun safety

January 19, 2011

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) - Tuesday's shooting in a Walmart parking lot in North Las Vegas has sparked a bit of controversy. Some are now wondering whether the victim of that attempted robbery made the right choice by pulling out his gun during the altercation.

Officer Coon says citizens fighting back against their assailants is a growing trend.

In Tuesday's incident, the suspect pushed the victim to the ground while attempting to steal his wallet. The victim then took out his gun and fired at him.

While authorities acknowledge that it was in self defense and that the victim had a legal permit to carry the weapon, they say it was very risky move.

This latest incident, along with the Tucson massacre, has placed gun safety back in the spotlight.

So with thousands of firearm advocates in Las Vegas for the gun convention Action News asked some of them how they would have reacted under the same circumstances.

"I would have done the same thing. I would have pulled out my gun," said Billy Rugh.

But not everyone sees it that way.

Man Shot At Kissimmee Walmart

January 17, 2011

KISSIMMEE - Two suspects are charged with attempted murder for Sunday night's shooting outside the Walmart Supercenter on Osceola Parkway,

The shooting occurred about 7 p.m. after the two groups of young men began arguing inside the Walmart store. When Townsend and Allwood left to go to their car in the parking lot, Wells and three unidentified men followed them for what appeared to be a fight, and the shots were fired, according to police.

Managers at the store, at 1471 E. Osceola Parkway, near Florida's Turnpike, placed the store in lockdown, and it remained closed until 9 p.m.

Huntsville Police Investigating Double Shooting at Wal-Mart on University Drive

December 7, 2010

Huntsville, Alabama The man accused of shooting two people outside a Walmart store in Huntsville was reportedly taken off life support Tuesday morning at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. The woman who was shot was discharged from Huntsville Hospital late Monday.

A second victim, Stan Ryan Malone, died shortly after the shooting on Monday.

Police: Gunman in custody after Nevada Walmart shooting

October 29, 2010

Reno, Nevada A Reno Walmart employee who apparently feared for his job is accused of shooting and wounding three Walmart employees Friday morning, including a manager. He then ...

Arrests Made In Fatal Shooting Outside Walmart

September 26, 2010

Colorado Springs police have arrested two men suspected of shooting a man outside of a Colorado Springs Walmart.

Christopher Harmon, 26, was shot and killed outside the Walmart at 3201 East Platte Avenue. Police say the shooting happened just after midnight in the parking lot on September 26.

Suspect Dies After Galax, Virginia. Walmart Shooting

May 2, 2010

GALAX, VA. - A Galax, Va. man entered a Walmart store Saturday night and allegedly shot an employee before turning the gun on himself, according to police and witness accounts.

Police put the store under lockdown Saturday night while they interviewed witnesses and checked surveillance video.

Warrants Issued In Walmart Shooting

March 13, 2010

WILKESBORO, NC -- Wilkesboro police have issued arrest warrants in a shooting at the Wilkesboro Walmart that left one person injured Sunday evening.

Police said it is possible the shooting may have been an accidental discharge of a concealed weapon. Carlton is seen on surveillance video near the victim when the shooting happens, and is then seen fleeing the store, police said.

Texas Wal-Mart Shooting: Suspected Gunman Killed By Police

March 7, 2010

Commerce, Texas - A man walked into a Walmart in Texas carrying at least two guns before engaging in a shootout with police outside the store, authorities said. The man was killed and an off-duty officer in the store who had tried to stop him was injured.

The incident in the east Texas city of Commerce began when police received a call of shots being fired from a car in nearby Greenville, about 50 miles northeast of Dallas, said City of Commerce spokeswoman Marty Cunningham.

Commerce police intercepted the car just outside the city limits, where the man exchanged gunfire with officers, Cunningham said. He then drove to Walmart and entered the store "carrying a long gun and pistol," the spokeswoman said.