Police: 1 shot at NC Walmart, officers search for shooter

LUMBERTON, NC — One person was injured in a shooting inside a North Carolina Walmart Friday, police said. Officers are still looking for the perpetrator.

Police were called to Walmart in Lumberton for a report of shots fired around 11:30 a.m. Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year, Lumberton police said in a news release.

When officers arrived, they were unable to find a shooter or any victims, but surveillance video showed the shooter fleeing the store as it was evacuated, police said.

The victim later arrived at UNC Health Southeastern with a gunshot wound that was not considered life-threatening, police said. They did not know of any other people who were injured in the incident.

The shooting appeared to be an isolated incident between two people who know each other, police said.

The shooting came days after six employees at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, were shot and killed by a supervisor who then killed himself, police said.

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