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

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Woman shot and injured in North Dakota Walmart parking lot

Occurred July 19, 2013. 
Scene of shooting at Williston Walmart

(UPDATED -- see below)

A woman was shot in the thigh in the parking lot of a Walmart in Williston, North Dakota. She fled to a neighboring gas station/cafe and called 911.

From an article:
The Williston Police Department reported a 9-1-1 call came in at 2:27 a.m. reporting shots fired in the parking lot at Walmart. 
When officers arrived on the scene, they located a female inside the gas station at Lonnie’s Roadhouse Cafe with a gunshot wound to her thigh. She was transported to Mercy Medical Center by ambulance to receive medical treatment. 
The police have not released her identity or the extent of her injuries.
(a related news article)

Walmart.  Save money.  Die faster.

UPDATE (7/23/13): It turns out that the woman unintentionally shot herself, and likely was using drugs at the time.  From an article:

Court records say Williston police responded early Friday to a report that a woman had been shot in the Walmart area. Officers located Simon in the bathroom of Lonnie’s, a café near Walmart, and Simon told an officer she had been shot by one male in a group of three males. 
However, the officer found a pistol in Simon’s purse and Simon then said the shooting could have been an accident but she didn’t remember how it happened, court records state. Court records accuse Simon of shooting herself in both legs while she was within one foot of at least one other individual. 
Officers also observed a spoon with white residue consistent with methamphetamine inside the purse, as well as bras with Walmart price tags still attached. Simon also is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class C felony.