Richland Police release statement on shooting (Google street view)
Richland Police release statement on shooting (Google street view)


Richland Police have released an official statement concerning the mid-morning shooting at Fred Meyer on Wellsian Way Monday, Feb. 7th.


The statement read as follows as of 2:15 PM Monday:

"The Richland Police Department is actively looking for the suspect. The suspect left the store and it is undetermined if he left on foot or in a vehicle.
One person has died and another is in the hospital with injuries. The suspect has been described as a middle aged white male. Photos have been distributed. He is believed to be armed and dangerous.
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We ask our community or anyone with information to contact Non Emergency dispatch at 509-628-0333. If you see the suspect or feel you are in danger, please call 911.
At approximately 11:03 dispatch received a call regarding an incident at the Richland Fred Meyer. Initial reports were of yelling and possible gun shots within the store. Officers were dispatched and the first officers arrived on scene at 11:04 a.m.
Again, the suspect is still at large. Please avoid the area."
  Richland schools said they were on regular dismissal times and bus routes as well.

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