OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City police are investigating a shootout between two men in a metro Walmart’s parking lot.
“It’s definitely pretty wild,” said Tristan Harrington.
Harrington likes to go grocery shopping early in the morning.
However, he had no idea his early morning trip to Walmart on Tuesday would put him in danger.
Officers say shots were fired around 4:30 a.m. in the Walmart parking lot near I-240 and Santa Fe.
“It was an unfortunate location for the businesses in the area. None of the businesses in the area at the point are considered targets,” said Sgt. John Stacy, with the Oklahoma City Police Department.
Authorities say two people inside two separate vehicles were shooting at each other in the parking lot.
“People are selfish to get into a violent altercation around little kids and families, it’s unfair,” said Harrington.
When police arrived at the scene, one of the drivers hit the gas and led officers on a high-speed chase.
During that chase, officials say speeds reached 100 miles per hour.
Luckily, police were able to stop the vehicle at I-35 and Shields Blvd.
At that point, 19-year-old Brandon Carter was taken into custody. He had to be taken to a nearby hospital after he was grazed by a bullet.
Shoppers hope he and the other gunman learn a lesson.
“Don’t be criminals. Do something better with your time,” said Harrington.
Walmart released the following statement:
“Providing our customers with a safe and secure shopping environment is the number one priority. We’re very thankful no customers or associates were injured and are assisting the Oklahoma City police with the investigation.”
Police are currently reviewing surveillance cameras set up by the front entrance of Walmart.