Shoplifting suspect fires gun at Springfield Wal-Mart store

2 years 6 months 1 week ago Wednesday, December 09 2015 Dec 9, 2015 Wednesday, December 09, 2015 7:59:04 AM CST December 09, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Police say a man fired a gun inside a south Springfield Wal-Mart Supercenter as officers confronted multiple people suspected of shoplifting.

Lt. Fred Beck says a foot chase took place inside the store around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. One of the suspects fired one round from a handgun as he fled.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that no one was injured in the incident. The store was evacuated and closed to the public for several hours while police and store employees guarded the main entrances.

The person said to have fired the shot had not been located as of 9:15 p.m. Beck says two other people were in police custody.

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