A tragic shooting occurred on Wednesday afternoon at a Walmart in Florida City, Florida, leaving one dead and two injured, prompting investigations by local authorities.
According to WSVN, the incident originated as an argument between two groups, one of which was a Walmart employee. The conflict swiftly escalated into gunfire, with the shots landing one victim in the abdomen and another in the foot. The former was airlifted to the hospital but later passed away. Police have identified the victim as twenty-three-year old Nathaniel Baez.
Another injured person, a customer, was struck by a stray bullet and only suffered non-life-threatening injuries. A third customer at Walmart during the incident experienced a panic attack due to the chaos.
The Florida City Police Department took swift action to identify the suspects and understand the motive behind the shooting. They entered the store and apprehended one of the individuals involved, the other four that were involved fled the scene. The police are still actively investigating the situation.
The community around Walmart has been left stunned and devastated by the news. The loss of life speaks to a more significant issue in the area, and many are looking to the Florida City Police Department for justice in this case.