5 people in hospital after shooting at austin-area walmart

5 people in hospital after shooting at austin-area walmart


Austin-Area Walmart Shooting Sends 5 to Hospital

A parking lot of a Walmart store in the Austin, Texas suburb of Cedar Park became a shooting gallery after a male teenager opened fire and shot four other young men, ages 18 and 19.

The group of teenagers had been partying all night and drinking and had come to the Walmart parking lot to finish an argument that started at the party.

An 18-year old man by the name of Solomon Onwukaife was identified by police as the shooter.

The other victims were not identified, but one was released from the hospital, with the other three in stable but critical condition. Onwukaife was also treated by medical personnel for a facial injury that occured during the fight.

Walmart officials are crediting the quick arrival by police for preventing even more damage from occuring and briefly closed the store until all criminal investigation of the shooting scene was completed by law enforcement officials.