Police: Double shooting at Hiram Walmart appears to be murder-suicide
HIRAM, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - A Wednesday night double shooting that is believed to be a murder-suicide at a Hiram Walmart is under investigation, according to the Hiram Police Department.
It happened at the Walmart on Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway, off Highway 278 and Highway 92.
Hiram Police Chief Mike Turner said two people, a man and a woman, were shot inside the store.
The two were taken to an out-of-town hospital because their injuries were so severe that they could not be treated at a hospital in Hiram, Turner said. The two died on the way to the hospital, according to the police chief.
Turner said the investigation is ongoing and that details of what led up to the shooting and the identities of those involved in the shooting would not be released Wednesday night.
The man and woman used to be in a relationship that the woman ended, he added Thursday morning.
“This is one of those events where it’s going to happen where the two people happen to meet. This was an opportunistic event. This was not an event where somebody went in with the intent to do something and had a plan to do it, it appears,” Turner said of the shooting incident.
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