Officials say the suspected shootings at a Walmart distribution center in California were fired in 2019

REDDING, Calif. - Authorities confirmed Saturday that at least two people have been killed and four others injured in a shooting at a Northern California Walmart distribution center.     The killer - an employee at the facility - is identified as Martin Harrow-Lozano, 45, of Orland, California.


REDDING, Calif. - Authorities confirmed Saturday that at least two people have been killed and four others injured in a shooting at a Northern California Walmart distribution center.



The killer - an employee at the facility - is identified as Martin Harrow-Lozano, 45, of Orland, California.

Allison Hendrickson, a spokeswoman for Dignity Health North State, said four patients were in good condition and two died at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff, California. He did not immediately know if anyone was suffering from the other hospital.

Tehama County Sheriff's officials said Sunday morning that the suspect was fired from the center last year.

Lewis Lane, 31, of Redding, was fired from the distribution center in February 2019 for failing to show work, sheriff's officials said.

Lane was spotted at the distribution center around 3:30 p.m. Officials said their sports-utility vehicle crashed into the building's entrance on Saturday. When the SUV caught fire, the lane came out and set fire to the building.

Red Bluff police say they were the first to arrive, they exchanged bullets in the center parking lot and fired a semi-automatic rifle. A second officer at the scene seriously injured Lane. He was taken to a hospital where authorities died.

Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnson said the rifle magazine in California is illegal because there are over 10 rounds.

Johnson said a staff shooter had been scheduled to take off the parking lot before jumping into the building and firing with a semiannual long gun.

Johnson later claimed that the accused and one victim, an employee, had died.

Johnson said at least one person was hit by the car of the accused. He said he was able to get into the shooter facility, where he shot at random. Johnson could not provide information about when and where people were injured during the attack.

Shortly afterward, Red Bluff police opened fire with the accused and he underwent gunfire surgery at gunpoint.

"I would exchange 20 to 30 rounds," he said.

Chief Kyle Sanders said officers removed the first suspect after "multiple shootings." Sanders said a general investigation into the shootings of the accused is pending as the two officers who were shot were on administrative leave.

Meanwhile, authorities initially did not know whether the shootings in Shingletstown were related to the previous day and accused the three of being killed, but Johnson later said they had separate incidents. Huh.

Scott Tankhanti, an employee of the Facility Center unloading the trucks, said he heard the shooter firing at what he decided was a semi-automatic weapon.

"It went on - I don't even know how many times he fired," Tammakhandi said. "I know it's a lot."

He said that Thammakhanti and others had started rushing for their lives and had seen people lying on the ground.

The shooter is acquainted with Tamkamanthi, but his identity is unknown.

Vince Crick waits outside as his wife and son work at the facility. They were not hurt, but Krick was anxiously awaiting a reunion with him.

"It's really crazy because, you know, there's nothing you can do," Crick said.

Seeing the fires, Crick goes to pick up his wife. His wife said he was fine, but told him not to come to the front gate.

He said the shooting took place just as the new team workers started their innings.

Creek's wife and some employees were able to get out of the back of the building, he said.


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