MOBILE, Ala. (WLOX) - A dispute in a South Alabama Walmart turned deadly Wednesday night after the two men involved opened fire on each other, said authorities. Both men later died from their injuries.
It happened around 8:45 p.m. at a Neighborhood Walmart Store on Government Street in Mobile County.
According to a statement released to WKRG by Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, 21-year-old Jaquess Thompson and 44-year-old Seantatis Kirksey - who lived on the same street - fired shots at one another after a dispute at the community store.
One of the men was in a wheelchair at the time of the shooting but it’s unclear which man it was.
Initially, both men were listed in critical condition. However, the Mobile County Sheriff’'s Neighborhood Crime Map shows that the shooting at 2750 Government Street - where the Walmart store is located - was upgraded to a homicide at 12:51 a.m. Thursday and is now being investigated by Mobile Police Department.
Police confirmed to WKRG Thursday morning that both men had died as a result of their injuries.
The gunfire sent employees and shoppers running for safety but no one else was injured.
No customers or employees were injured and authorities have stressed that this was not an active shooter situation.
According to WKRG, police are still investigating the reason for the dispute. Both weapons have been recovered and investigators are speaking with witnesses.
There have been no reports of anyone being arrested.