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Walmart Shooting: One Employee Shoots Another Inside Wisconsin Store

Walmart Shooting: One Employee Shoots Another Inside Wisconsin Store

A Walmart shooting has left a woman in critical condition after a fellow employee opened fire on her inside a Neenah, Wisconsin, store.

The incident took place on Wednesday, and though police have few details about what caused the incident the facts appear to point to a targeted shooting. The suspect, 46-year-old Justine Boyd from Greenville, was working in the store at the time she is suspected of shooting the 56-year-old victim, who was working as a liquor store cashier.

The victim was left in critical condition after the Walmart shooting, police said.

“We’re still very concerned for the victim,” Police Chief Kevin Wilkinson told reporters. “We’re obviously all hoping and praying for the best for her.”

Since the shooting police have been in contact with the victim’s family to sort out why the incident may have taken place, but admit that “the whole thing is really weird.”

No other people were hurt in the shooting, police said, and some customers didn’t even know what had happened.

“We have no reason to believe that there is anyone else involved, nor do we have any reason to believe that there’s any other threat to our community,” Lieutenant John Karner of the Neenah Police Department said.

The incident was reminiscent of another strange Walmart shooting earlier this summer. In late June, a man grabbed a 2-year-old girl inside an Oklahoma Walmart and held a knife to her neck. As the man ranted about how President Bush was watching him and talked about a connection to the secret society known as Illuminati, he grew closer to stabbing the toddler.

Police tried to negotiate, but when it became clear the man wasn’t competent an officer fired a shot, killing the man.

After Wednesday’s Walmart shooting, police arrested Boyd on a charge of attempted first-degree intentional homicide.

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15 Responses to “Walmart Shooting: One Employee Shoots Another Inside Wisconsin Store”

  1. Bernice Reeves

    "The incident was reminiscent of another strange Walmart shooting" Well they both did happen at WalMart and there was a gun involved, but that is it. In the first case, a "bad" employee shoots another employee. In the second incident, no employees were directly involved or injured. A bad person with a KNIFE grabs a child and a good person with a gun saves the child.

  2. Joanna Boese

    This is why I think this corporation should be focusing on the employees who need serious mental help. I had to work around two whose disorders would keep getting worse because they were never told off on it, and when I spoke up about how this was affecting them, I was accused of 'judging' them. It's not enough to just say they have resources for mental health, they need to step up when someone is showing behavior that harms themselves or others. And I think this shooter must've had some unresolved issues or a disorder that she needed to work on.

  3. Cathie Black

    Maybe…JUST maybe, co-workers/supervisors/managers/'bosses' should JUST STOP trying to be so darned 'superior'.

  4. Cathie Black

    (…But then, we all know it's just another push for gun control…)

  5. Philip Brandon

    I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often with one Walmart employee shooting another Walmart employee. I've seen some pretty good shouting matches in a couple of stores I've shopped in. Walmart employees don't seem to work and play well together. I worked at Walmart for a short while many years ago and even then there seemed to be a lot of tension among employees and I think it has only gotten worse with the way Walmart continues to treat it's people.

  6. Philip Brandon

    I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often with one Walmart employee shooting another Walmart employee. I've seen some pretty good shouting matches in a couple of stores I've shopped in. Walmart employees don't seem to work and play well together. I worked at Walmart for a short while many years ago and even then there seemed to be a lot of tension among employees and I think it has only gotten worse with the way Walmart continues to treat it's people.