This is a breaking story and will be updated.
EMS emphasizes this is NOT an active shooter situation. We're working to find out some more information right now. https://t.co/F2tMR4NBnp
— Liz Koh (@lizkohWAFB) August 6, 2019
This isn’t something to panic over until it is. Right now it appears shots were fired, but it is not an active shooter, mass murder type of scenario. Hit this link for live coverage and updates from the local television station.
UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. PDT: Baton Rouge Advocate:
A man who visited Walmart to buy his child a lunchbox Tuesday morning got caught in the middle of an altercation between two other patrons and was injured in the shooting that resulted, authorities said.
East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said there was never an active shooter situation despite initial reports that suggested otherwise. He said investigators believe two Walmart patrons got into an altercation while standing in the store’s customer service line and both pulled guns out on each other.
At this time, there was no gun play — although people in WalMart can be forgiven for thinking so, considering the prompting they got from El Paso. Nerves are on edge, and rightfully so. And always, better to be safe than sorry.