Man faces charges after ‘accidentally discharging gun’ at Walmart; four injured
ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Police officials have confirmed to CBS46 News that a man faces multiple charges for injuring himself and three others after he “accidentally discharged a firearm” inside the Wal-Mart located on Tara Boulevard in Lovejoy.
Police responded to the Walmart located at 11465 Tara Blvd. around 12:20 p.m. on Sunday in response to a shooting.
“I got into a panic and I started rolling my cart towards the food court. Another Walmart worker came up to me and said there is blood everywhere down there,” one woman told CBS46 News.
Investigators say “it was determined that a patron of the business mishandled a firearm and discharged a round striking himself and three others.” The investigation also revealed that “the firearm was loaded and not in a holster and the handling of the firearm was not done in a reasonable standard of care.”
Officials say two people were rushed to the hospital and two people were medically treated at the scene.
Police identified the man as 29-year-old Michael Walton and say he faces reckless conduct charges and will be booked into the Clayton County jail.
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