Woman killed, man arrested in shooting at Florida Walmart

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OCALA, Florida — Police say they’ve arrested a 55-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting a woman at a north Florida Walmart store.

The Ocala Police Department Facebook page said the man was being taken to a hospital on Saturday afternoon due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The man’s name hasn’t been released. Police said on social media that the incident began as an apparent domestic incident in the garden section of an Ocala Walmart. The woman screamed for help and employees called 911 and tried to intervene. The man left the store after the shooting.

Police said the woman died. Her name hasn’t been released, pending notification of family members.

A woman who was shopping in the garden section of the north Florida Walmart store says she turned down an aisle and saw a man standing over a woman, firing several shots at her.

Colleen Wade tells the Ocala Star-Banner the man then calmly left the store on Saturday afternoon. When she got outside the Walmart in Ocala she saw the man riding a bicycle away from the store.

Ocala police said on social media that the man and woman were involved in an argument before the shooting took place shortly before 3 p.m. The woman screamed for help and store employees called 911 and tried to intervene. The woman died at a hospital.

No other shoppers or employees were injured.

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