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Shot fired inside Augusta Walmart

Augusta Police confirm that a shot was fired inside Walmart Monday night. (WGME)

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Police say a person is in custody after a shot was fired inside the Augusta Walmart.

A woman died outside the store around the same time, but police say she wasn’t shot.

Police say around 8 p.m. Monday a man, whose name hasn’t been released, fired a gun in the Dunkin Donuts in Walmart.

A father and son were buying groceries and say they saw an argument escalating between two men.

“About five seconds later, I heard a gunshot and then me and my dad just run. We dropped our food and we just ran,” Atlantis Veilleux said.

“I looked at my son and said, ‘If we hear a gunshot we run.’ We heard a gunshot, we started running,” Alain Veilleux said.

Police say no one was seriously injured from the gunshot, but it caused a lot of chaos inside and outside of the store.

Police told CBS 13 they’re working to figure out if a woman’s death outside the store was related, but said she did not die from a gunshot.


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