Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login
Site Notices
9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/23/2005 2:39:46 PM EDT
www.azcentral.com/community/westvalley/articles/0823walmartshooting23-ON.html

2 Wal-Mart workers shot to death in parking lot
Hunt for gunman goes on

The Arizona Republic
Aug. 23, 2005 03:20 PM

Two Wal-Mart "cart-pushers" were shot to death Tuesday in a shooting at a Northwest Valley store, according to a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. spokeswoman. The suspect was still on the loose.

The shooting occurred Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart Supercenter at 83rd Avenue near Union Hills Road. Police had initially suggested a third person was shot and injured but that report proved erroneous.

Delia Garcia, a Wal-Mart spokeswoman, said that somebody pulled into the parking lot and shot two workers who gather shopping carts in the parking lot.
advertisement


She said the store was closed and did not know when it would reopen. Company officials were working to take care of the rest of the employees, Garcia said.

"We are absolutely devastated," she said. "This is a tragic event. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families."

Wal-Mart employee Vernom Anders, 72, said he heard six or seven shots just after 1 p.m. Anders, a Wal-Mart greeter, was standing just inside the door.

"It was two different sets (of shots)," Anders said.

He immediately looked around and decided to try and keep everybody inside the store, just as a supervisor told him that the police had been called.

"We have never had this kind of problem here before," said Anders, who has worked at that Wal-Mart since it opened about three years ago.

As Anders tried to keep people inside the store, word was spreading among those inside about something happening outside, said shopper Catherine Adams, 48. People started pushing and wanted out of the store, she said.

"Word of mouth started spreading inside, and I just got out," the Arrowhead Ranch resident said. "I saw people panicking and going toward the front."

Peoria-resident Lisa Crider, 35, said the store was filled with screaming people, who were running trying to get out.

"It was just pure chaos," Crider said. "You wouldn't think that on this side of town this would happen."

Crider, who was shopping in the store and also works there at night, was near the back of the store. She initially tried to stay inside the store, but ended up running outside. She saw one African-American man, who appeared to have gunshot wounds in his chest, lying about 30 or 40 yards from the front door. He appeared dead.

Another man, who also appeared to be dead, was lying on the ground almost under a car.

"It's just so shocking. I've never seen a dead body before. It was just chaos," Crider said. "We heard everybody screaming, 'There's a shooting! There's a shooting! There's a shooting!'"
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 2:44:23 PM EDT

As Anders tried to keep people inside the store, word was spreading among those inside about something happening outside, said shopper Catherine Adams, 48. People started pushing and wanted out of the store, she said.

"Word of mouth started spreading inside, and I just got out," the Arrowhead Ranch resident said. "I saw people panicking and going toward the front."

Peoria-resident Lisa Crider, 35, said the store was filled with screaming people, who were running trying to get out.

"It was just pure chaos," Crider said. "You wouldn't think that on this side of town this would happen."



And it's shit like this that causes me to keep my outings in "sheeple containment zones" to off-peak hours and keep exposure time to a minimum.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 4:13:38 PM EDT
Doesn't Wal-Mart have a policy that their employees cannot carry firearms?
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:23:55 PM EDT
The Super Wal-Mart where this occurred is located a few short miles from my house. It is located in a very nice part of Phoenix that borders both new family and retirement dwellings. I have shopped that store on more than a few occassions.

The fucking rat bastard that committed murder shot two unsuspecting teenagers as they were in the parking lot collecting shopping carts. He coldly and deliberately shot each of the kids multiple times.

A couple of store patrons observed the crime and followed said fuck-tard into his neighborhood. They reported the license number of his car to the Glendale police who took over from there.

They showed the guy on the news tonight. Single, probably in his 60s, Asian descent, last name of Liu.

Goddammit...
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:25:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By John40mm:
Doesn't Wal-Mart have a policy that their employees cannot carry firearms?



These were teenage kids. Probably not even old enough to own, much less carry firearms.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:26:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2005 9:27:24 PM EDT by The_Macallan]

I don't get it.

Didn't the shooter see the "No Firearms Allowed" sign at the front of the store!????

They are really gonna have to make it bigger. And maybe in more languages too.


Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:27:45 PM EDT
And look at the response of the sheeple. There is a shooting outside and they all rush
the door to go where? Outside!!! How stupid.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:27:58 PM EDT
WTF do people do things like this? Makes absolutely no sense.

He must have really hated Wally World.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:28:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
I don't get it.

Didn't the shooter see the "No Firearms Allowed" sign at the front of the store!????

They are really gonna have to make it bigger. And maybe in more languages too.





I've never seen a Wal Mart with a No Firearms Allowed sign.

I open carry into our local store all the time, never get a second look.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:32:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Burley:

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
I don't get it.

Didn't the shooter see the "No Firearms Allowed" sign at the front of the store!????

They are really gonna have to make it bigger. And maybe in more languages too.

I've never seen a Wal Mart with a No Firearms Allowed sign.


Well there ya' go!

I think we found the problem.

Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:38:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By John40mm:
Doesn't Wal-Mart have a policy that their employees cannot carry firearms?



While on company time
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:42:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2005 9:44:19 PM EDT by WildBoar]
That sucks but if it were at the Wal Mart bu me I would suspect a Gang hit. Most of the cart pushers sell dope in the parking lot. Just walking through the parkign lot you jave to walk past 10 employees smoking and joking and generally not working while you have to move 3 carts out of a spot just to park.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:47:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Burley:
WTF do people do things like this? Makes absolutely no sense.

He must have really hated Wally World.



I am wondering what ARfcommer wont be posting for a while after this.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:53:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2005 9:58:42 PM EDT by Misery]
Didn't see the news, so I don't know anymore about it. Which Walmart was it? Nevermind
By the way, Mac hit it on the head. A no firearms sign would have changed everything. Maybe now they'll put up a sign and hire some more unarmed security guards.

I agree with Airwolf as I usually do. Whether the shooting was outside or not, I refuse to be held against my will by a fucking retail store. If someone had a CCW, they might have needed to be outside to stop the shooting. Not with a wally world manager keeping you INSIDE!

I like how that person said this side of town. The west is shitty in way more places than the east valley. Unless you go way out to the new developments.

ETA: That's far enough west and north that I do think it's a fine neighborhood.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:55:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2005 9:57:54 PM EDT by Burley]
.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:56:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WildBoar:

Originally Posted By Burley:
WTF do people do things like this? Makes absolutely no sense.

He must have really hated Wally World.



I am wondering what ARfcommer wont be posting for a while after this.



No, it's not one of us. If it were, they would have shot the ammo counter guy.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 10:00:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By swingset:
No, it's not one of us. If it were, they would have shot the ammo counter guy.



I hate to laugh at that one.

An ARFCOMMER wouldn't shoot employees, they would shoot the so-called 'From the white trailer trash mullet headed rednecks to the $200 hair weave ghetto folks. From the land manatees in the electric carts to the 125yrd old women with walkers blocking the aisle.'.

Link Posted: 8/23/2005 10:01:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WildBoar:
That sucks but if it were at the Wal Mart bu me I would suspect a Gang hit. Most of the cart pushers sell dope in the parking lot. Just walking through the parkign lot you jave to walk past 10 employees smoking and joking and generally not working while you have to move 3 carts out of a spot just to park.



Yeah, I'm sure you have done an exaustive investigation to confirm these allogations. I don't generally work when I'm on a break. Do you? Is it the employee's fault that the employer does not provide adequate break areas?

"Most Cart pushers sell dope"? Where do you dream this shit up?
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 10:11:42 PM EDT
oh shit
I used to push carts
but not at walmart and in NY
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 11:19:17 PM EDT
They should have unionized. Even crazed, psychotic, bullethose-wielding, 60-something grampa ninjas know better than to fuck with a card-carrying cart pusher.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 11:51:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sysop:

Originally Posted By WildBoar:
That sucks but if it were at the Wal Mart bu me I would suspect a Gang hit. Most of the cart pushers sell dope in the parking lot. Just walking through the parkign lot you jave to walk past 10 employees smoking and joking and generally not working while you have to move 3 carts out of a spot just to park.



"Most Cart pushers sell dope"? Where do you dream this shit up?



Maybe that's where he buys his dope?
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 11:57:15 PM EDT
I push carts and work in the warehouse of a Best Buy. I dont sell dope.

WildBoar, you are the asshat of the night.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 5:57:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bad_Aim:
I push carts and work in the warehouse of a Best Buy. I dont sell dope.



Stop using all your supply.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 6:17:22 AM EDT
but.....but......but I thought we can't carry in stores because THEY will protect us.


They can't even protect their own people
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 6:32:15 AM EDT
My first thought is that this guy had probably just purchased a rifle there, and the sporting goods guy slipped up and accidentally sold him some ammo at the same time (that's a big no-no, right?). I mean, we're all a bunch of crazed killers who are on the verge of committing mass murder, if we could just somehow manage to buy a gun and some ammo simultaneously from Wal-Mart. And even though the manager escorts gun buyers out of the store, that's really not enough.

Anyway, I guess that's not what happened in this case... but let it serve as a heads-up: rather than simple walking gun buying customers out of the store, they need to call in a police escort to ensure the person actually leaves the parking lot and goes home. While they're at it, a 72 hour surveillance should be conducted as well, just to ensure the gun buyer remains stable.

--Mike
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 6:34:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:


I think we found the problem.




It happened in the PARKING LOT and the guy was not even a customer.

How about putting the blame on the shooter and stop trying to blame someone else.

It sounds rediculous.

SGatr125
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 6:39:31 AM EDT
Glendale. . . . .My first thought was a West Side City (Aves. in Phoenix are West, Streets are East)or Grandel gang hit also-but 2 things are wrong-first, gang thugs don't hold jobs, and second, 83rdAve. and Union Hills is way the hel lout there. Is that even considered Glendale?
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 6:39:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mcaswell:

My first thought is that this guy had probably just purchased a rifle there, and the sporting goods guy slipped up and accidentally sold him some ammo at the same time (that's a big no-no, right?). I mean, we're all a bunch of crazed killers who are on the verge of committing mass murder, if we could just somehow manage to buy a gun and some ammo simultaneously from Wal-Mart. And even though the manager escorts gun buyers out of the store, that's really not enough.
--Mike




Yeah, yeah, that must have been it......


Walmart should BAN selling a gun and ammunition on the same day. Hell, make it during the same week.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 6:52:26 AM EDT
I wonder if the shooter owned a Jeep.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 6:54:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sgtar15:

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:

I think we found the problem.

It happened in the PARKING LOT and the guy was not even a customer.

How about putting the blame on the shooter and stop trying to blame someone else.

It sounds rediculous.

SGatr125

You're so naive.

Obviously the shooting happened in the parking lot because WalMart did not have any "No Firearms Allowed" signs posted at the entrances to the parking lot. Any idiot can clearly see that!

I think the familes of the victims should get a lawyer and sue the Waltons for not protecting their employees by posting "No Firearms Allowed" signs all along the perimeter of the WalMart parking lot.



Top Top