Louis Lane (Walmart distribution center Shooter) Wiki – Louis Lane Biography
Louis Lane, 31, of Redding, Calif., was a former employee of the distribution center who was fired in February 2019 after he failed to show up for a shift, according to the sheriff’s department, which is handling the investigation. Authorities said they are still investigating a possible motive for the shooting but believe Lane acted alone.
Walmart distribution center Shooting
Lane died after engaging Red Bluff police officers in a gun battle in the parking lot, officials said.
The shooting unfolded within six chaotic minutes that began shortly after 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Walmart distribution center on Highway 99, the sheriff’s department said in a news release.
Lane allegedly circled the parking lot four times in a white SUV, then crashed his vehicle into the lobby of the building. As the SUV caught fire, he exited holding a semiautomatic rifle and began shooting randomly into the building, the sheriff’s department said.
Hundreds of employees were working inside at the time, Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told reporters Saturday night, but most of them were not near the lobby area. The rifle was outfitted with a high-capacity magazine that’s illegal in California, he said.
Tehama County sheriff’s officials on Sunday identified the suspect in a shooting the day before at a Walmart distribution center in Red Bluff, Calif., that killed one person and injured several others before the man was fatally shot by police.