Multiple Victims After Gunman Opens Fire At California Cotsco: Report
Authorities in Southern California say one person was killed and three others were injured in a shooting inside a Costco store late Friday.
According to an online release from the Corona, Calif., police department, one person died as a result of their injuries, while three others, including an off-duty police officer, were taken to local hospitals, in unknown conditions.
An unidentified man was taken into custody in connection with the shooting, which reportedly stemmed from an argument inside the big-box store, according to Corona Police Lt. Jeff Edwards.
While the relationship between the victims and the alleged gunman was not immediately clear, Edwards said the incident isn’t believed to be a domestic dispute.
Rochelle Flores, who was shopping at Costco when the gunshots rang out, said Costco’s emergency doors would not open as people started to flee the store upon hearing gunshots ring out.
“It’s not very fun when you’re scared and you’re running for your life, and you’re trying to open a door that says ’emergency’ and they don’t open,” Flores told KTLA. “Everybody was freaking out. People were falling over each other.”
The department later tweeted that the incident had been “stabilized” and there was no continued threat to the community.
The shooting incident at the Costco in Corona has been stabilized. There is no apparent threat to our community from any outstanding persons. We will release more information as we work to confirm the facts. #coronacostcoshooting
— Corona Police Dept. (@CoronaPD) June 15, 2019
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