DUNCAN, Oklahoma – Breaking news this Monday morning after three people were shot and killed in a Walmart in Duncan, Oklahoma.
Police have already issued a statement saying that the shooting took place in the Walmart parking lot. “We can confirm a shooting in Walmart parking lot. One female and one male were deceased in (a) car and one male outside of the car. A handgun was found on scene.”
Meanwhile, witnesses have said they heard the shots ring out around 9:54 this morning.
An Army veteran and Duncan resident, Aaron Helton, was there when the shooting happened.
He said that he counted nine shots, and then saw the gunman with his gun his hand.
That’s when Helton reported another man walk up to the shooter and point a gun at his head.
The second man shouted at the gunman to stop. That’s when the gunman pointed his gun at his own head.
Helton looked away and one more shot rang out—presumably the gunman shooting himself.
By the time it was over, Helton could already hear police sirens.
No word yet has come out about motive, but people are speculating that it was a domestic issue. “I don’t know if it was a crime of passion,” Helton said.
Duncan is a town of just under 25,000 people that lies just 80 miles southwest of Oklahoma City.
A Tale of Two Walmart Shootings
Oklahoma passed Constitutional Carry earlier in 2019 and it only went into effect on October 18th, 2019.
This shooting at a Walmart stands in start contrast to the shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas earlier this year.
Most obviously, early reports out of Oklahoma indicate that a concealed carry holder with their own weapon was able to stop this shooter with only two victims.
Meanwhile, in El Paso, Texas, the shooter met no armed resistance and was able to go on to murder 22 people and spark a nationwide gun control debate.
We’ll update this story as more information becomes available.