Riverdale Walmart shooting in Georgia sends customers running after 'shots fired during dispute in meat department' | The Sun

A SHOOTING at the Riverdale Walmart has sent customers running after shots were fired during a dispute in the meat department.

Riverdale Police said the incident occurred right around 6pm local time and involved two men.


An argument in the store's meat department reportedly led to the shooting.

Two men were involved in the argument, with one shooting the other.

The injured man was taken to a nearby hospital.

The other man ran away, according to Riverdale Police.

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Neither have been identified.

An off-duty police officer who had been in the store at the time of the shooting reported it after hearing the gunfire, 11Alive reports.

While there is a large police presence, Riverdale Police have said there is no active shooter.

WSBTV reports that police have all entrances to the store blocked off.

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Police were assisting with evacuating customers from the store.

Multiple police agencies are on the scene as the shooting remains under investigation.

In addition to the Riverdale Police Department, other agencies on the scene include Clayton County Police Department, Jonesboro Police Department, South Fulton Police Department, ATF, US Marshals and the Fayette County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators are reviewing surveillance footage from inside the store to gain a better understanding of the incident.

One eyewitness who was in the store at the time of the incident reported hearing between 10 and 20 shots.

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Another witness told 11Alive that there was a stampede to get out of the store when the shots were heard, with many people leaving their items behind.

The Riverdale Walmart is located along Highway 85 in Georgia.

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