Walmart shooting VIDEO: Employee Justine Boyd booked on charge of attempted homicide after shooting cashier
A shooting at a Walmart store in Neenah, Wisc. has left a 56 year old woman in critical condition. The victim, who has not bee identified, was a cashier at the liquor store.
The tragic incident took place at the liquor section of the store and reports state that the shooter was a fellow employee at Walmart.
The shooting took place at 11 a.m. Wednesday morning and the woman was shot in the torso.
Officers arrived at the scene of the shooting after emergency calls were made shortly after. Police Chief Kevin Wilkinson said, "We're still very concerned for the victim. We're obviously all hoping and praying for the best for her."
The suspect, Justine Boyd, was arrested at the scene and the handgun was also recovered. Boyd has been booked on a charge of attempted first-degree intentional homicide. She was also a cashier at the liquor section.
Wilkinson told reporters: "We're digging around trying to get that information, but so far, at least, there hasn't been a simple explanation. The whole thing is really weird. We are in close contact with [the victim's] family at the hospital and trying to be as helpful as possible during this difficult time," Walmart said in a statement. "Our commitment right now is to work with law enforcement [to] provide them any information we have that might be useful for their investigation."
There were no customers in the liquor section when the incident took place today.
The victim was rushed by ambulance to the Theda Clark Medical Center. A hospital spokesperson has confirmed that the victim is in a critical condition, but did not offer any details about the worker's identity.
According to The Associated Press, Neenah Police Chief Kevin Wilkinson explained that authorities have not determined the motive surrounding the shooting, and that their investigations are continuing into what could have sparked the incident.
According to the Post-Crescent Media, a Walmart employee later also claimed that both women were cashiers employed at the store, and it is likely that they knew each other.
See a video news report about the shooting incident below: