DUNCAN, Okla. (TNN) – The Duncan Police Department is beginning the investigation into what happened at the Duncan Walmart on Monday morning. Police were initially dispatched just before 10 a.m.
Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford tells us that three people were killed outside the store near a vehicle. One of the people killed is the shooter.
Ford says the gun used was a handgun.
All of Duncan Public Schools were placed on lock down but have since been given the all clear by police and have been taken off lock down.
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Three people were killed Monday in a shooting at a Walmart in Duncan, Oklahoma, police said.
Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford said two of the people killed were in a vehicle outside the store and the third person killed was in the parking lot.
The fate of the shooter was not immediately clear. The Duncan Banner, citing police, reported that the dead included the gunman.
Schools in the city were placed on lockdown, but the lockdown was lifted a short time later. At the Ace Hardware store about a block south of the Walmart in Duncan, cashier Austyn Fenwick said the store was notified of the incident but is carrying on business as usual.
“We’re not on lockdown or anything, but we were told to be on the lookout for someone in black clothing,” Fenwick said in phone interview. “We are all right.”
Lynn Gregston, who owns Country Club Care nursing home across the street from the Walmart, said authorities told him the gunman shot himself after firing on two others.
“Everything is in control,” Gregston said, adding that the 72 residents at his facility are all OK. “We locked it down using our alert system.”
Duncan is a city of about 25,000 people in Stephens County, about 80 miles south of Oklahoma City.
The shooting took place just days after the reopening of a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, that had been the scene of a mass shooting Aug. 3. That attack left 22 people dead in the parking lot and inside the Cielo Vista Supercenter.