‘Several injured in shooting at Walmart in Marietta, Georgia. Cops say ‘no current threat to public’

‘Several people’ are injured in shooting at Walmart in Georgia – with workers fleeing into the woods for cover: Cops say there is ‘no current threat to the public’

  • At least two people were injured at a Walmart on Chastain Meadows Parkway located in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta, Georgia Wednesday afternoon
  • One of the victims sustained a gunshot wound and was rushed to a local hospital, their condition is unknown at this time
  • The shooter, whose name has not been released, was taken into custody, Cobb County police said

Police say ‘several people’ were injured in a shooting at a Walmart in Georgia that saw workers fleeing for cover in the woods, as cops inform the public that there is ‘no active shooter or current threat.’

At least two people were injured Wednesday afternoon at the popular retail chain at Chastain Meadows Parkway located in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta, Georgia.

Deputy Chief Ben Cohen revealed that the shooting was ‘between two separate groups at the exterior area of the Walmart Automotive Center.’ 

‘It was two groups that knew each other,’ Cohen said. ‘They had an altercation. There is no danger to the public.’ 

One of the victims sustained a gunshot wound and was rushed to a local hospital. Their condition is unknown at this time.

At least two people were injured Wednesday afternoon at the popular retail chain at Chastain Meadows Parkway located in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta, Georgia

At least two people were injured Wednesday afternoon at the popular retail chain at Chastain Meadows Parkway located in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta, Georgia

The shooter, whose name has not been released, was taken into custody, Cobb County police said. 

Many shoppers and store employees ran to safety while nearby businesses went into lockdown. 

One bystander, who was inside the store when gunfire broke out, says he dropped everything he was holding and ran for his life. 

‘I ain’t want to be a statistic,’ the unidentified man said while filming the Walmart entrance from the parking lot.

Many shoppers revealed the chaos and panic that was happening when they heard gunshots

Many shoppers revealed the chaos and panic that was happening when they heard gunshots

One of the victims sustained a gunshot wound and was rushed to a local hospital. Their condition is unknown at this time, Cobb County police said

One of the victims sustained a gunshot wound and was rushed to a local hospital. Their condition is unknown at this time, Cobb County police said 

Witness Gail Parks shared the panic and chaos that ensued after people heard the shots.

She told WSB-TV, ‘This guy started running across the store screaming ‘Active shooter! ‘Active shooter!

‘People started scattering everywhere, dropping stuff and running out of the store.’

The tweet Cobb County Police department posted

The tweet Cobb County Police department posted 

Cobb County Deputy Chief Ben Cohen initially reported multiple injuries, but only two have been reported as of now. He later revealed that the shooting was 'between two separate groups at the exterior area of the Walmart Automotive Center'

Cobb County Deputy Chief Ben Cohen initially reported multiple injuries, but only two have been reported as of now. He later revealed that the shooting was ‘between two separate groups at the exterior area of the Walmart Automotive Center’

 Deputy Chief Ben Cohen initially reported multiple injuries, but as of publication, only two are confirmed. 

Several people were detained for questioning, but no arrest – aside from the shooter – had been made. 

On November 21, Andre Bing, a manager at Walmart opened fire and killed six people at a store in Chesapeake, Virginia before shooting himself dead. 

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