Two injured in New Mexico Wal-Mart shootings


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rick_reno
December 20, 2005, 07:09 PM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10548301/

DEMING, N.M. - A man and a 6-year old girl were shot Tuesday inside a Wal-Mart in southern New Mexico, and police said two men were in custody.

A third suspect remained on the loose.

No information was available on the condition of either shooting victim or whether they had a connection to the suspects. The suspects were not identified.

A motive was unknown.

Police Chief Michael Carillo said the three men were inside the store when at least one of them opened fire with a .380 handgun.

Employees and managers at the store caught one suspect, but the two others fled. One was later arrested about one hour after the shooting at a location south of Deming, Carillo said.

Investigators believe a third man remained at large.

Linda Hack, 55, said she was shopping near the front of the store when she heard at least two pops.

“I didn’t know they were shots,” she said. But moments later, other customers told her someone was shooting. She and a horde of other customers fled toward the back of the store.

Carillo said the store was evacuated immediately after police arrived. Officers were on the scene within minutes.

U.S. Border Patrol, customs officials, state police and Luna County sheriff’s deputies were all involved in the search for the third suspect. Carillo said investigators also were interviewing witnesses and reviewing surveillance video from inside the store.

Sharon Weber, a spokeswoman for Wal-Mart at company headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., confirmed that there had been a shooting in the “vestibule area” of the store.

Weber had no other information and referred other questions to police.

Deming is about 100 miles northwest of El Paso and about 30 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border.

The shooting was the second outburst of violence at a Wal-Mart store in New Mexico in recent months. In August, one man was killed and another injured in an apparent domestic dispute inside a store in Albuquerque.

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Spot77
December 20, 2005, 07:24 PM
Employees and managers at the store caught one suspect


Dag! Pretty bold of them.

omnivore75
December 20, 2005, 07:43 PM
Thats what I was thinking. Mostg unarmed security will start hitting the bricks when the lead starts to fly and rightfully so. Probably not all of the suspects were armed though.

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