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

Monday, July 7, 2014

Shots fired during altercation in Utah Walmart parking lot

Occurred July 6, 2014.
Scene of shooting at Logan Walmart (source)

(UPDATED -- see below)

Two men got into an argument in the parking lot of a Walmart store in Logan, Utah.  Both men were in respective vehicles.  The argument about money escalated, resulting in one man ramming the other, and the other opening fire.

Luckily, no one was injured.

From an article:
Chief Kim Hawkes of the North Park Police Department said a man in a green S10 truck approached another person in a black F350 truck in a Wal-Mart parking lot and said the occupant owed him money; the incident began around 2:15 p.m.
The person in the black truck observed a handgun inside the other man’s vehicle, so he drove away.
“He could see a handgun in the individual’s lap, at what time the individual demanded money of him, said that he owed him money wanted him to be paid,” Hawkes said. “The Ford driver said, ‘Hey I don’t know you, I’m not sure where you’re coming from, so you need to just leave.’”
The man in the green truck followed the other vehicle, and when the man in the black truck realized this he put the vehicle in reverse and crashed into the truck behind him. Police said the man in the green truck responded to the ramming by firing a couple of rounds at the black truck. One of the rounds hit the cab of that vehicle and shattered some glass, and a female passenger suffered minor injuries as a result.
The man who fired the shots fled, and his truck was found abandoned a short time later. Police later located the suspect and took him into custody.
Police identified the man in the green truck, who fired the shots, as Stacy Willis. The individual in the black truck was identified as Douglas Saunders.
Walmart.  Save money.  Die faster.

UPDATE (7/23/14):  Willis has plead guilty for the shooting.

UPDATE (8/31/14):  Willis has been sentenced to 1-15 years in prison.