At least three people were killed during a shooting at a grocery store near a gas station in Yakima, Washington, United States.
The event occurs after two attacks in California that left 19 dead.
Yakima Police Chief Matt Murray said the suspect is a 21-year-old resident who stopped at a gas station and unsuccessfully tried to get in, then ran across the street and shot three people at a gas station. grocery store.
“There was no apparent conflict between the parties: the man just walked in and started shooting,” the Yakima police chief said, adding that the investigation to clarify what happened continues.
The suspect, identified as Jared Haddock, went on the run after shooting at and stealing a car, possibly a gray or silver Chrysler 200 model. The Police, in an attempt to ask for citizen collaboration, published an image of the suspect recorded through a security camera.
The death of these three people occurs in the context of the successive shootings that have been recorded in the state of California since Sunday, with a balance of 19 deaths. The latest have occurred in the coastal city of Half Moon Bay, leaving a balance of seven dead.
In addition, eleven people died in a shooting that occurred on Sunday at the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations in a dance hall in the city of Monterey Park, east of Los Angeles. To this is added a deceased during another shooting in Oakland, California.