Gunman Shoots 4 at Walmart, Law Firm
All are suspected to survive; suspect is in custody
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 21, 2013 2:05 PM CDT
An ambulance sits in the parking lot of a Walmart in Greenville, N.C.   (AP Photo/The Daily Reflector, Aileen Devlin)

(Newser) – A man armed with a shotgun shot one person outside a North Carolina law firm today, darted across a busy street, and wounded three others outside a Walmart before officers subdued him, police said. Officers confronted the man outside the store and caught up with him behind a nearby Toys "R" Us. He fired at them and they shot multiple rounds back, hitting the gunman, said Greenville Police Chief Hassan Aden. The suspect was expected to survive as well as the four others he is accused of shooting.

The gunman's first target was seated in his car outside the Kellum Law Firm on the city's south side, Aden said. The firm's main office in New Bern declined comment. Kellum has nine personal injury offices in the eastern part of the state. The suspect crossed five lanes of traffic after the Kellum shooting and injured the three others before he was caught, Aden said. Police are still trying to determine the shooter's identity and motive. He is in police custody at a local hospital. The shooter was using a "pistol-grip shotgun" with an unknown number of rounds, Aden said. He also had a bag filled with ammunition.

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GaryUSA
Jun 22, 2013 5:45 PM CDT
Take guns away from Newser trolls.
K.KRANK
Jun 22, 2013 2:47 PM CDT
That's nothing a nationwide universal background check system wouldn't prevent. See if somebody had to check his psych profile in advance before letting him purchase that shotgun a lot of people wouldn't have been shot by the guy yesterday, assuming he failed the background check because he was obviously a disturbed individual & was denied the purchase of the shotgun because of his messed up mental state. That way he would have been limited to hand-held weapons & harsh language when he went on his rampage rather then armed with a shotgun. How simple some ideas are! And look, universal background checks don't take away anyone's firearms or the 2nd Amendment! Whoo-hoo! What's not to like about 'em! lol :)
KDickley
Jun 22, 2013 12:57 PM CDT
Oh, no, a nut and a shotgun with a pistol grip. Take all the guns away from law abiding citizens who have a pistol grip!!