Shooting at Walmart: Police kill gunman after employee is threatened

A shooting at a Walmart left a man dead. Police went to the Walmart and shot the gunman. The gunman reportedly threatened a security guar...

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  • A shooting at a Walmart left a man dead.
  • Police went to the Walmart and shot the gunman.
  • The gunman reportedly threatened a security guard at the store.

There were some terrifying moments at a Walmart when an armed man threatened an employee at the store. The attacker was later killed in a shootout with police officers who came to the store, several local media reported citing authorities.

ABC News reported that on Friday, November 5 police shot and killed a gunman who apparently threatened an employee at a Walmart store in North Carolina. The attacker was later pronounced dead at the hospital, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said in a message on Twitter. They added that no officers were injured in the operation.

A shooting at Walmart is confirmedShooting at Walmart

A security guard at a Walmart located on Charlotte’s east side told police officers that a man pointed a firearm at him. He also threatened to shoot the officers when they responded to the altercation, according to a news release.

When officers approached the man in the Walmart parking lot, they felt a “deadly threat” and shot him, according to the police statement. The officers performed emergency measures try to save the aggressor’s life until medical personnel arrived to take charge, however, he later died in a hospital.

A threat to an employee led to a shooting at Walmart

Shooting at Walmart

Police also reported that a firearm was recovered at the scene of the shooting at Walmart. The names of the officers involved in the incident and the deceased gunman are being withheld pending notification of the family, police said.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation has taken over the investigation of the Walmart shooting, police also said in their statement, which did not specify how the altercation in the establishment that led to the fatal outcome originated.

A security guard was threatened

Shooting at Walmart

WSOCTV reported that the shooting at Walmart occurred at around 5.50 p.m. local time at the store on Albemarle Road, near Circumferential Road, after a security guard, who was unhurt, called the police to tell them that someone with a gun was on the premises.

When officers from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department arrived on the scene, the gunman pointed the weapon at them. Then, two officers fired their guns and hit him, the WSOC TV report detailed Friday night, citing authorities’ statement. The assailant’s weapon was recovered at the scene.

Human avalanche leaves 8 dead and several injured at music festival in Texas

Human avalanche in Texas

A massive musical festival ended in tragedy during an artist’s performance. At least eight people were killed and several injured in stampede at the Astroworld Music Festival taking place on the Friday night, November 5, in Houston, Texas, authorities confirmed.

The AP reported that the incident occurred shortly after 9:00 p.m., during rapper Travis Scott’s performance, as reported by the Houston fire chief, Samuel Peña, in a press conference. “The crowd started pushing towards the front of the stage and that caused some panic and started causing injuries,” he added. “People began to fall, to become unconscious, and that generated more panic.”

Astroworld music festival ends in sad denouement

Astroworld

The concert was called off after several people suffered injuries. Authorities transferred 17 people to the hospital, 11 of them in cardiac arrest, Samuel Peña said. Many others were treated in the NRG Park, where a field hospital was set up.

According to the AP report, the Houston fire chief explained that around 50,000 people attended the first day of the Astroworld music festival. He also stated that the causes of the deaths were unknown at the moment, but a coroner will investigate what happened. The fatalities had not been identified early on Saturday, November 6.

A human avalanche unleashed panic at the Astroworld festival (click on the image to see the video)

Astroworld

Authorities set up a reunification center at a hotel for family members who had not been able to communicate with loved ones at Astroworld, a two-day music festival scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Houston. According to the website, tickets were sold out. Following the event, Saturday’s performances were canceled.

The festival’s promoters had medical units on the premises, but when the avalanche began they were “quickly overwhelmed,” said Samuel Peña. For his part, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner called for calm and urged people not to jump to conclusions about the cause of the incident.

Police speak out after fatal chaos at Texas Astroworld

Astroworld
Travis Scott performs on the first day of the Astroworld Music Festival at NRG Park, November 5, 2021, in Houston. (Photo by Amy Harris / Invision / AP)

“I think it is very important that none of us speculate. Nobody has all the answers tonight, ” commented Troy Finner after the incident. He added that there were several rumors surrounding the event that would be investigated by the authorities.

“We are going to carry out an investigation and find out, because it is not fair to the producers, to anyone else involved, until we determine what happened, what caused the avalanche. We don’t know, but we’ll find out,” said Police Chief Troy Finner.

Astroworld ended in “tragic night” (click on the image to see the video)

Astroworld

“It was a tragic night,” added fire chief Samuel Peña, according to Houston’s Fox 26, quoted by Fox News in the early hours of Saturday. And Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo also spoke on Khou-TV: “Our hearts are broken. People go to these events looking for a good time, an opportunity to relax, to make memories. It is not the type of event that one goes to and expects to find out that there are fatalities. Obviously this is the last place we want to be, especially after we’ve been through so much as a community. But here we have some incredibly capable law enforcement officers.”

The event was held at NRG Park. Music fans had gathered to watch performances by singer Travis Scott and other artists, Fox 26 reported, recalling that Scott also performed at the same event in 2019, when a similar but less tragic panic occurred.

There were “hundreds injured” by avalanche at Astroworld

Astroworld

One of the fatalities at the Astroworld festival was a 10-year-old boy, but details about the other victims were not immediately available, the Fox News report said. Other members of the crowd were taken to hospitals, but the exact number was not known at the time.

Up to “hundreds” of people could have been injured during the chaos at the music festival, reported KTRK-TV. At least 11 wounded underwent cardiopulmonary resuscitation while being transferred to a hospital, the aforementioned media detailed. Shortly before 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, Houston police tweeted that festival goers looking for missing family or friends could gather at the Wyndham Hotel on Kirby Street.

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