Two people were killed at a Walmart in Oklahoma by a man who opened fire in the parking lot on Monday before turning the weapon on himself after an armed citizen confronted him.
The assailant, who has not yet been identified, shot and killed a man and a woman in the parking lot and when he was “confronted by an armed citizen, he then turned the gun on himself,” The Daily Mail reported.
In a statement posted to Facebook, the Duncan Police Department wrote:
At this time we can confirm a shooting in Walmart parking lot. We have 3 deceased individuals. 1 Female and 1 Male were deceased in the car and 1 Male outside of the car. A handgun was found on scene. We will update as more information comes in.
“Officials with Duncan Public Schools confirmed all schools were placed on lockdown during the investigation,” ABC 5 reported. “The lockdown has been lifted.”
In August, shortly after the tragedy at the Walmart in El Paso, an armed citizen stopped a potential attack at a Walmart in Missouri “after a 20-year-old man showed up to the store with a rifle, body armor, and over 100 rounds of ammunition,” The Daily Wire reported.
“His intent was not to cause peace or comfort to anybody that was in the business,” Lt. Mike Lucas with the Springfield Police Department said. “In fact, he’s lucky to be alive still to be honest.”
In May 2018, multiple armed citizens stopped a mass shooter at a restaurant in Oklahoma.
“Initial reports that surfaced late on [May 25] indicated that the gunman was shot and killed by a single armed citizen, but police said on Friday that when the 28-year-old gunman walked into Louie’s restaurant in Oklahoma City and opened fire, hitting three people, he was met by two armed citizens who pulled out their guns and shot and killed him,” The Daily Wire reported. “Oklahoma City Police Department Capt. Bo Mathews said that he was thankful that the only person who died in the shooting was the perpetrator.”
Earlier this month, a pregnant mother in Florida saved her family by using an AR-15 to ward off two men who invaded her home and were attacking her husband and daughter.
“A heavily pregnant mother saved her family from a pair of violent men who broke into her home last week when she grabbed an AR-15 and opened fire on the two men, killing one of them,” The Daily Wire reported. “Jeremy King was at his home several miles away from Tampa late on Wednesday night when two men with masks and firearms broke into the home demanding money.”
“They came in heavily hooded and masked. As soon as they had got the back door opened, they had a pistol on me and was grabbing my 11-year-old daughter,” King told Bay News 9. “I’m telling them, ‘I have nothing for you,’ (A)nd they’re like, ‘Give me everything you got.’ It became real violent, real fast.”
“King was pistol-whipped by one of the men while the other man kicked and stomped on his head,” The Daily Wire added. “King’s wife, who is eight months pregnant, saw the attack unfold and quickly grabbed an AR-15 that the family was in lawful possession of and opened fire on the two men, fatally striking one of them.”