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At least 5 shot to death in Philadelphia-area Walmart, suspect in custody, investigators say

A shooting at a Walmart in Pennsylvania, injuring at least five people Tuesday evening, police said.

(Fox 29)

A shooting at a Walmart north of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, injuring at least five people, including a customer Tuesday night, before the shooter apparently escaped from the store — and crashed a getaway car in a police SUV, reports said.

The police took the 30-year-old suspect, who has not been named in public in custody after employees at the Walmart in Cheltenham Township identified him, Fox 29 News Philadelphia reported. A woman was allegedly also held.

.@FOX29philly Police on the scene at Sedgwick&Williams, where police say a getaway car in Walmart shooting plowed through the police SUV.#fox29 pic.twitter.com/AjMTFAOAG1

— Dave Schratwieser (@DSchratwieser) August 14, 2018

The incident initially broke out as a disagreement at the checkout, during which a man has taken a gun from a woman and opened fire, police told the outlet.

A store manager and the cashier were shot in the leg during a customer was a shot in the arm, the other cashier, Darrell Archer, told the Philadelphia Inquirer.

A pregnant woman also fell during the incident, police told Fox 29.

It was not immediately clear why the suspect opened fire.

“I ducked down and ran away and tried to get there as fast as I could,” co-worker Leenie Davis said. Archer told reporters that he heard up to six shots.

The police responding to the reported shooting in Cheltenham Walmart | Inquirer https://t.co/EPUkdMsdRe

— Philly Inquirer (@PhillyInquirer) August 14, 2018

“We were petrified and we’re trying to be quiet,” Jaynee Davis, who was at the customer service desk at the time, told the newspaper.

The police said that the suspect threw a gun out of his car for the crash in the police SUV. He’s engaged in a fight with officers before they arrested him, police sources told Fox 29.

The defendant even tried to kick out the window of the police car, causing the officers to subdue him with a stun gun, the Inquirer added.

Two officers were hospitalized after the accident, according to the paper.

Aerial video showed several police vehicles and personnel that are in the vicinity of the store.

This is a development of the story. Come back regularly for updates.

Fox News’ Mike Arroyo contributed to this report.

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