Shooting at Shawnee Walmart leaves one dead and two in critical condition


SHAWNEE, KS (KCTV) –One person is dead and two others are in the hospital after a shooting that occurred in a Walmart parking lot in Shawnee.

At about 1:27 p.m., officers arrived at the Walmart at 16100 West 65th Street and found several people injured.

One witness, who only provided his first name, saw men exchanging blows while making his way through the parking lot.

“There was two men on the ground fighting. I started honking my horn trying to get him to stop fighting,” said Rob.

But, it didn’t stop. That was when he noticed that the men were armed. 

“It was so chaotic and upsetting. I couldn’t wait for it to be over,” Rob said. 

A female victim was taken to the hospital and was listed in critical condition after two suspects hit her in the back of the head while she was loading her infant into a car seat. She has been updated to good condition. 

Major Dan Tennis of Shawnee Police Department said two Good Samaritans came to help the woman. 

One of the Good Samaritans was shot multiple times. They were taken to the hospital and listed in critical condition.

The other Good Samaritan came over and shot and killed one of the suspects.

The second suspect fled and was apprehended by a K-9 team east of the Walmart.

Charges have not been filed at the moment.

“What we need to do now is figure out from A to Z what happened and then we can make a better determination with our prosecutors what, if anything, we need to do to go forward,” said Tennis.

Both of the victims are being treated at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. The female victim’s baby was not hurt.

What happened on Sunday afternoon was a harrowing experience.

“It’s pretty upsetting to see a man shot in front of you and die there,” said Rob. 

Police are continuing their investigation.