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

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

"Drug deal gone bad" at North Carolina Walmart leads to shooting that ends at Sam's Club

Occurred May 11, 2014.

Dakota Buchanan, 20, initially called 911 to report that he had been robbed at gunpoint, at a Walmart store in Burnsville, North Carolina.  He later confessed, though, that it was actually a "drug deal gone wrong" and had been shot at by a suspect with a shotgun during a chase that started at the Walmart and ended near a Sam's Club in the town.

From an article:
A Burnsville man, who initially reported being a victim of an armed robbery in the Walmart parking lot, confessed to police that he was actually the victim of a “drug deal gone bad” Sunday night. ....
Hendersonville Police Capt. Bruce Simonds said a young male called 911 to report he had been the victim of an armed robbery at 11:28 p.m. Sunday in the Walmart parking lot. Dakota Buchanan, 20, of Burnsville told police that he had just exited his car when someone put a shotgun in his face, made him get into a vehicle and robbed him of $596. ...
They said this was a 'drug deal gone bad,'” he said. The victim, identified as Dakota Buchanan, later confessed that it was a bad drug deal, he added, but there was more to the story.
The suspects told police they met and exchanged money for 40 Dilaudid pills, a narcotic analgesic known as hydromorphone used to treat moderate to severe chronic pain. Buchanan said he was given a pill bottle of BBs instead and the suspects fled, Simonds said.
Buchanan chased them down near Sam's Club, where the suspects fired at Buchanan's car with a sawed-off shotgun and he fired back at them with a 9mm Ruger, Simonds said.
Both guns were recovered after the incident.
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