DEVELOPING: Reports of Active Shooter at Fred Meyer Grocery Store in Washington State – Injuries Reported – Suspect at Large


An active shooter was reported at a Fred Meyer grocery store in Richland, Washington late Monday morning.

Richland police told people to stay clear of the area.

At least two schools in the area are on lockdown.

Citizens of Richland, we please ask that you avoid the Richland Fred Meyers on Wellsian Way.

— Richland PD, WA (@RichlandPolice) February 7, 2022

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As of noon local time, the suspect still had not been located, according to Richland police.

Update: This is still an active scene. Please continue to avoid the area. The suspect has not yet been located.

— Richland PD, WA (@RichlandPolice) February 7, 2022

Kennewick Police Department posted pictures of the suspect and said he should be considered armed and dangerous.

White male aged 45-55 last seen in a flannel shirt; fled the scene in a white pickup truck.

The Richland Police Department is seeking information on the identity and location of the pictured suspect and suspect vehicle in relation to a shooting at the Richland Fred Meyer. The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. Please avoid the area due to police activity.

— Kennewick Police (@KennewickPolice) February 7, 2022

Medics are on the scene amid reports of injuries.

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Several agencies are currently responding to reports of an active shooter inside the store. No current word on how many people are down, if any.

More information to follow!

— Intel Point ALERT (@IntelPointAlert) February 7, 2022

Massive emergency response.

Massive emergency response from across the Tri-Cities. Richland Police have confirmed there was a shooting, but no other details at this time.

— Justin Berger (@Justin__Berger) February 7, 2022

Tri-City Herald reported:

Richland police were called Monday morning to the Fred Meyer store for a possible active shooter.

Initial broadcast reports were that at least one person was wounded inside the store by a man with a handgun.

Employees and customers were hiding and sheltering in place in stock rooms, restrooms, the pharmacy and offices until police could reach them to escort them out safely, according to reports.

Richland High, Carmichael Middle, River’s Edge High, Marcus Whitman Elementary, Lewis and Clark Elementary and Christ the King School were on lockdown during the search, according to school officials.

DEVELOPING…please check back for updates.

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