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

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Man shot during transaction outside of Indiana Walmart

Occurred June 30, 2014.
Scene of shooting at Beech Grove Walmart (source)

A man, Jacob Faulkner, 22, and his friend met two other men they didn't know, in a Walmart parking lot in Beech Grove, Indiana, with the intention of selling cell phones.

At some point the buyers decided to "fire indiscriminantly," hitting one of the Faulkner in the chest and arm and then fled the scene, stealing Faulkner's truck as they did so.

From an article:
According to police, the suspects got into the back of the victims' pickup truck, a 2008 black Chevy Silverado. It was Faulkner's pickup although he was not driving. Something happened during the transaction that ended with the suspect firing indiscriminately, according to police.  
Police aren't sure if Faulkner was in or out of the car when he was shot, but he and Witter were able to run to safety. The shooter and another suspect drove off in Faulkner's pickup.  
"They did meet here in the lot and there may have been an exchange inside a black Chevy Silverado where they were going to exchange the money for the cell phones," said Beech Grove Police Maj. Tom Hurrle. "So the truck we're looking for may have bullet holes inside it, as well." 
Police have not recovered the stolen vehicle and at this point they don't have a description of the suspects. 
"I see the guy just firing shots wildly and, at that point, I just ran in the door," said witness Cory Brooks. 
Police say one suspect took off in that truck, the seller's black 2008 Chevy Silverado pick-up, with Indiana license plate TK675MCA. The truck also had two rifles and two pistols belonging to the victims when it was stolen. The other suspect fled in their own black Chevy Malibu. 
"I see him run about 10 feet in front of me. I am still walking in and he's on the other side of the door, just winging shots at him. I don't know what's wrong with people these days," said Brooks.
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