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A shooting occurred around 11:50 a.m. in the areas of Kellum Law Firm and WalMart located on Greenville Blvd. on Friday, June 21, 2013.   (Aileen Devlin/ The Daily  Reflector)
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A shooting occurred around 11:50 a.m. in the areas of Kellum Law Firm and WalMart located on Greenville Blvd. on Friday, June 21, 2013. (Aileen Devlin/ The Daily Reflector)

Hospital says four treated, not five

By Staff reports

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Four people including a gunman involved in a shooting incident in Greenville's Convention District were treated at Vidant Medical Center on Friday, hospital officials said. A fifth person reportedly shot was not treated there, officials said.

Greenville police shot the gunman about noon Friday on Hooker Road near an entrance to the Walmart shopping center after one person was shot at the Kellum Law Firm office on Greenville Boulevard and three others were shot across the street in the shopping center parking lot.

Police said all five people were taken to the hospital, but at an afternoon news confence Vidant officials said the shooter and three others were aggressively treated by trauma staff. A police spokeman said the department was trying to confirm the status of the fifth person late Friday afternoon.

Hospital officials would not specify the extent of injury of the wounded people treated there. They did say all were expected to live.

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Police have not released the identity of the suspect or four people shot Friday morning at Kellum Law Firm and Walmart on Greenville Boulevard but said he and the four people shot are expected to survive. 

All five were in surgery at Vidant Medical Center for wounds suffered during the incident that occurred about 11:40 a.m., Greenville Police Chief Hassan Aden said during a 3 p.m. news conference.

The first person was shot at the law firm, 205 S.W. Greeenville Blvd., No. 100, and three more were shot in the parking lot at Walmart. No one was shot inside the store, Aden confirmed at the news conference.

Police then shot the suspect on Hooker Road near one of the entrance to the Walmart Shopping Center. 

Greenville Boulevard and Hooker Road were still closed at 3:30 but officials said they could be open by 4 p.m.

Aden said the shooter was armed with a pistol-grip pump shotgun and was carrying a sachel full of shells. He was hit multiple time during a shootout with officers.

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A man armed with a shotgun shot one person at Kellum Law Firm this morning then walked across Greenville Boulevard to Walmart and shot three more people before police shot him, Greenville Police Chief Hassan Aden said.

The condition of the wounded people was not available, Aden said. Greenville Boulevard and Hooker Road in the area will be closed for several hours, and police urged people to avoid the area. Aden scheduled an update for 3 p.m. today.

The shooting started about 11:50 a.m. at the law firm at 205 S.W. Greeenville Blvd., No. 100, Aden said. A witness said a white man in his 60s was shot in the face.

The gunman then crossed the road to the Walmart, where three more people were shot in the parking lot and inside the store, Aden said during a briefing at the Greenville Convention Center nearby.

Police located the man outside the store and shot him on Hooker Road near the entrance to the store. The entire incident lasted a matter of minutes Aden said.

A spokeswoman for Walmart said no one was shot in the store and that it remained open. She said all the victims were shot in the parking lot.

People continued to enter and shop at the store this afternoon.

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Greenville police have confirmed that at least two people were shot today in an incident at the Kellum Law firm and the Walmart parking lot. Police also shot the suspected gunman.

The incident started about 11:50 a.m., police said. One person was shot at the law firm and at least one across the street in the store's parking lot. Reports have indicated that more people were shot, but they are not confirmed.

Police said portions of Greenville Boulevard and Hooker Road will be closed for several hours and asked people to avoid the area. The store remained open Friday afternoon as police continued their investigation in the parking lot, said Dianna Gee, a spokeswoman based out of Walmart's corporate offices in Bentonville, Ark.

"Walmart is committed to providing a safe and secure shopping environment," she said.  "Our No. 1 focus is to work with law enforcement to provide any information we can, such as surveillance video." 

Police shot an armed suspect on Hooker Road near the entrance to the store. He was in custody, but information about his condition was not available. No information was available about the condition of others who were shot.

Greenville Fire-Rescue Chief Eric Griffin said rescuers responded to several gunshot victims. Residents who live behind the store, located at 210 Greenville Blvd., reported hearing dozens of shots in quick succession.

Two men approached a police line on Hooker Road heading toward the store. One said his daughter had been shot, the other that his nephew had been shot.

The Daily Reflector has several reporters and photographers and the scene. One was dispatched to Kellum Law Firm across Greenville Boulevard from the store where another shooting was reported.

Police had the office sealed. A customer at nearby Cellular One said she heard multiple shots. Outside, a white man in his 60s had been shot in face she said. She was told the shooter ran across the street to Walmart.

Further details will be posted when they can be confirmed.

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Greenville police shot a suspect on Hooker Road about noon today after at least two people were shot near Walmart and at Kellum Law Firm on Greenville Boulevard, police have reported.

The shootings began before noon, but information has been difficult to confirm. At least one person was shot at the law office and perhaps two more in the store parking lot.

Sgt. Joe Friday, police department spokesman, said officers shot an armed suspect at the Hooker Road entrance of Walmart. He did not know the man's condition. Chief Hassan Aden said he was in custody.

He had no report on the severity of injuries. Friday said Greenville Boulevard and Hooker Road will be closed for several hours and urged motorist to stay clear of the area.

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Greenville Police Chief Hassan Aden said a suspect who shot several people in the area around Walmart on Greenville Boulevard about 11:30 a.m. today is in custody. More information will be posted when it is available. 

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Several people have been shot in the area around Walmart, and Greenville police and rescue personnel have responded to the area and are closing down roads.

Fire chief Eric Griffin has asked people to avoid the area around the shopping center as rescue and police operations are continuing. Officials reportedly are closing Greenville Boulevard between Memorial Drive and Evans Street and have closed Hooker Road.

Residents who live behind the store, located at 210 Greenville Blvd., reported hearing dozens of shots in quick succession. Two men walked to a police line on Hooker Road heading toward the store. One said his daughter had been shot, the other that his nephew had been shot.

The Daily Reflector has several reporters and photographers and the scene. One was dispatched to Kellum Law Firm across Greenville Boulevard from the store where another shooting was reported.

Police have the office sealed. A customer at nearby Cellular One said she heard multiple shots. Outside, a white man in his 60s had been shot in face she said. She was told the shooter ran across the street to Walmart.

No official information is available about a shooter. Unconfirmed reports indicate police may have fired on and detained a shooter.

Further details will be posted when they can be confirmed.

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Read the story. It says four people, including the gunman, were treated at the hospital. Police say five people, including the gunman, were wounded. So somewhere officials have lost a person. Perhaps that person was treated at the scene. We don't know. Police spokespeople are not sure. If other outlets are reporting that the hospital said it treated four victims and a gunman, they are wrong. That is not what the hospital said. It treated four people total, including the gunman.

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Good job to the officers and deputies who responded. I'm glad you're safe. My thoughts and prayers go to the victims. Sorry, I feel NOTHING for the gunman. Nothing at all.

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