Richland, WA – An active shooter was reported inside a Fred Meyer grocery store in Richland on Monday.
The incident occurred at about 11:15 a.m. on Feb. 7 in the Fred Meyer store located in the 100-block of Wellsian Way, KCPQ reported.
Sources said numerous ambulances have been requested to the scene, KEPR reported.
The extent of injuries at the scene is as yet unknown.
BREAKING: Reports of an active shooter at the Fred Meyer in Richland pic.twitter.com/516YNZ0FhH
— Justin Berger (@Justin__Berger) February 7, 2022
There is an active shooter at the Richland Fred Meyer. Sounds like mass casualties pic.twitter.com/qAp9iV3u2c
— Peanut Butter Whisky Connoisseur (@JennJenn699) February 7, 2022
Officials have not yet confirmed that anyone was shot.
But KCPQ has reported that one person was fatally shot and another person was seriously wounded.
The Kennewick Police Department has asked for the public’s help in identifying and location a suspect and the suspect’s car, KCPQ reported.
The Richland Police Department is seeking information on the identity and location of the pictured suspect and suspect vehicle in relation to a shooting at the Richland Fred Meyer. The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. Please avoid the area due to police activity. pic.twitter.com/yy2oyABqkB
— Kennewick Police (@KennewickPolice) February 7, 2022
Police released a surveillance picture of the man believed to be the suspect from inside the Fred Meyer and said that he should be considered armed and dangerous.
The active-shooter situation at the Richland, WA Fred Meyer has been secured – the suspect has left the building
Reports on one victim shot in the store, police are doing a sweep at this time
Avoid the area
— Malcontent News (@MalcontentmentT) February 7, 2022
Richland is located about 200 miles southeast of Seattle, KCPQ reported.
The Richland School District has placed Richland High, River’s Edge High, Carmichael, Marcus Whitman, and Lewis & Clark in lockdown in connection with the incident, KCPQ reported.
We please ask that you continue to avoid the area of Wellsian Way in Richland, as our officers are on scene. Please follow this page for information as it is made available.
— Richland PD, WA (@RichlandPolice) February 7, 2022
⚠️🇺🇸#URGENT: Active shooter reported at Fred Meyer Grocery in Richland, Washington#Richland l #WA
Several agencies are currently responding to reports of an active shooter inside the store. No current word on how many people are down, if any.
More information to follow! pic.twitter.com/AMSPDYOEOF
— Intel Point ALERT (@IntelPointAlert) February 7, 2022
— The Compass Observer (@compassobserver) February 7, 2022
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