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3 killed in shooting at Oklahoma Walmart, police say

Fatal shooting in the parking lot of a Walmart in Oklahoma
A member of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation works the scene of a fatal shooting in the parking lot of a Walmart in Duncan, Okla.
(Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman)

Two men and a woman were fatally shot Monday morning outside a Walmart store in southwestern Oklahoma, police said.

Two victims were shot inside a car and the third was in the parking lot outside the store in Duncan, city Police Chief Danny Ford said. It was unclear if the shooter was among the dead.

Two bodies covered with sheets were visible in the parking lot Monday afternoon. One body was in the driver’s seat of a red two-door car. The other body was lying on the ground next to the vehicle.

Bullet holes were visible in the car’s windshield. Police said in a Facebook post that a handgun was found at the scene.

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Authorities from multiple agencies including the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, the state Highway Patrol and the Stephens County sheriff’s office were investigating.

Police are also looking for witnesses to the shooting, Ford said.

Three Shot And Killed At An Oklahoma Walmart
A handgun lays on the ground marked as evidence after a shooting in a Walmart parking lot in Duncan, Okl.
(J Pat Carter/Getty Images)

Aaron Helton of Duncan said he was parking outside the Walmart where he planned to buy groceries when he heard about nine gunshots.

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“I arrived and there were three bodies,” Helton said.

No staff members were involved in the shooting and the store was not evacuated, Walmart spokeswoman LeMia Jenkins said in an email.

“This was an isolated incident in the parking lot and was not an active shooter situation,” Jenkins said.

Duncan is about 80 miles south of Oklahoma City. The Walmart is in a commercial center that includes a sporting goods store and a dollar store along U.S. Highway 81, the main road that passes through Duncan heading south toward Texas.

Three Shot And Killed At An Oklahoma Walmart
A police officer maintains a security line after a shooting in a Walmart parking lot in Duncan, Okl.
(J Pat Carter/Getty Images)


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