Arizona police: Shooting in Walmart store kills 1

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Associated Press

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 12:35 AM

Updated Monday, Feb 17 at 12:37 AM

PHOENIX (AP) — Police in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler say a man shot inside a Walmart store during a fight has died.

Chandler police spokesman Joseph Favazzo says that detectives reviewing surveillance video report that two people got into a fight, ending in a shooting around 4 p.m. Sunday.

Favazzo says the shooter fled and soon afterward, a family member called authorities to report his whereabouts. Police picked him up at a home and are questioning him. Favazzo says he's not under arrest at this time and is cooperating.

The victim had been taken to a local hospital in critical condition, but later died. His name hasn't been released.

An employee who answered the phone at the Walmart store said she wasn't allowed to talk about the shooting. Favazzo says a sign was posted saying the store would be closed until 7 a.m. Monday.

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