Three dead in shooting at Walmart in Duncan, Oklahoma: ‘The closer it is, the more it hurts’

John Bacon
Trish Choate
John C Moritz Austin Bureau USA TODAY NETWORK
November 18, 2019

DUNCAN, Oklahoma – Three people were killed Monday in a shooting outside a Walmart that ended when a bystander pointed a gun at the shooter, police and a witness said.

“We can confirm a shooting in Walmart parking lot,” police said in a statement. “One female and one male were deceased in (a) car and one male outside of the car. A handgun was found on scene.”

Duncan resident Aaron Helton, an Army veteran, said he was at the Walmart around 9:45 a.m. local time when he heard nine shots and saw the gunman, weapon in hand. Another man walked up, put a pistol to the gunman’s head and told him to stop shooting, Helton said.

Helton said he saw the shooter was turning the gun on himself and looked away. Police Chief Danny Ford confirmed the gunman took his own life. All three died at the scene.


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