MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police responded to shots fired inside the Walmart Supercenter on Winchester Road near 385 Friday night.
Police said several customers and employees called 911 and said someone had fired multiple shots inside the business. Police initially evacuated the Walmart and swept the store for shell casings.
Police provided an updated timeline of events Saturday morning. In their report, they said that when they arrived on the scene, officers were told that a man in dark clothing was seen running with a gun toward an unoccupied Jeep.
A witness described that Jeep as it was last seen fleeing the parking lot at a high rate of speed before police arrived.
Officers spoke with a store clerk at register #14 who said that two women and a man were standing in front of her when the man said “There goes my man, let’s go.” Police said they displayed a black firearm while pointing it at the ground at the time.
According to witnesses interviewed by police, store clerks saw two women and a man at the same register before the incident occurred. MPD said the man was last seen running towards the rear exit of the building while holding a black gun inside his hoodie.
Per the video footage, an unknown man with a handgun was seen running from the front of the business after the confrontation. Police described the suspect as wearing a blue hoodie with a black ski mask.
According to MPD, the other four suspects, two men and two women, were seen fleeing the business after confronting the man wearing a blue hoodie.
Officers searched the surrounding area as well as inside the business, but did not find shell casings or property that had been damaged.
They said there was not an active shooter, and it doesn’t appear any injuries were reported.
WREG reached out to Walmart about the incident and a spokesperson sent us a statement saying:
“We are not aware of any gunshots being fired in our store Friday night and there is no evidence to suggest otherwise. The safety of our customers and associates is a top priority and we will continue to work closely with local law enforcement as they investigate further.”