Why are there so many shooting incidents and other gun crimes on Walmart property?

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Dispute turns into deadly shooting at Oklahoma Walmart

Scene of shooting at Glenpool Walmart
Occurred October 11, 2012.

An argument between two groups of people in the parking lot of the Walmart in Glenpool, Oklahoma.  The people got into their cars and move a few hundred yards away before starting to shoot at each other.  One man died from his injuries a little later at a trailer park.

From an initial report:

Glenpool Police Chief Dennis Waller told KRMG at the scene that the confrontation began at the Walmart Super Center, just southwest of W. 121st Street and U.S. 75 in Glenpool shortly before 9:30 p.m. 
He says the argument involved two men in one vehicle and three men in another, described as a small, blue car. 
The fight moved a few hundred yards south and west, near the Glenpool Conference Center and at that point evidence at the scene indicates that the victim exited the vehicle. 
It's unknown at this point in the investigation whether anyone else left their cars. 
That's when one of the men from the blue car produced a semi-automatic handgun and opened fire, striking the victim at least once. 
Waller says the victim and his friend got back in their vehicle and left the scene, traveling to Barnhart Trailer Court on 141st Street, west of the city limits in Creek County. 
Either en route to the trailer park or shortly after arriving, the gunshot victim died from his wounds.

According to a follow-up article, the victim is Mark Coble, 31.  The shooter, Robert Andrew Whitt, 27, has now been arrested.

Walmart.  Save money.  Die faster.