Mississippi Walmart shooting was sixth active shooter at retailer’s locations in last 20 years
Published 5:35 pm Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Tuesday’s shooting at a Southaven, Mississippi, Walmart location marks the sixth active shooter on the grounds of U.S. Walmart stores since 2000.
Here’s a quick recap of each one before today’s tragic shooting:
On October 29, 2010, at 8:57 a.m., John Dennis Gillane, 45, armed with two handguns, began shooting at his co-workers in a Walmart store in Reno, Nevada. The shooter purchased ammunition for one of the handguns at the store before the shooting. No one was killed; three were wounded. The shooter surrendered to police after a standoff where he barricaded himself in an
On June 21, 2013, at 11:44 a.m., Lakin Anthony Faust, 23, armed with a shotgun, began shooting outside the Kellum Law Firm in Greenville, North Carolina and then crossed the street and continued shooting at individuals in the Walmart parking lot. No one was killed; four were wounded. The shooter was wounded during an exchange of gunfire with police and then taken into custody
On June 8, 2014, at 11:20 a.m., husband and wife, Jerad Dwain Miller, 31 and Amanda Renee Miller (female), 22, each armed with a handgun, one with a shotgun, began shooting at Cici’s Pizza in Las Vegas, Nevada, killing 2 law enforcement officers who were having lunch. The shooters took the officers’ weapons and ammunition and fled to a nearby Walmart, where they killed an armed citizen who tried to intervene. Three people were killed; no one was wounded. The male shooter was killed in an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement; the female shooter committed suicide during an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement.
On May 26, 2015, at 1:00 a.m., Marcell Travon Willis, 21, an active-duty U.S. airman, armed with a handgun, began shooting at a Walmart Supercenter in Grand Forks, North Dakota. One store employee was killed; 1 store employee was wounded. The shooter committed suicide before law enforcement arrived.
On November 1, 2017, at 6:10 p.m., Scott Allen Ostrem, 47, armed with a handgun, allegedly began shooting inside a Walmart in Thornton, Colorado. Three people were killed; no one was wounded. The shooter fled the scene and was apprehended by law enforcement at another location.