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Is there a shooting at the Fred Meyer in Richland, Washington?

REPORTS of a potential active shooter caused police in Richland, Washington to rush to the local Fred Meyer grocery store on February 7, 2022.

Here’s everything we know about the incident.

Reports of a potential shooter caused police to arrive at Fred Meyer in Richland, Washington

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Reports of a potential shooter caused police to arrive at Fred Meyer in Richland, WashingtonCredit: KEPR

Is there a shooting at the Fred Meyer in Richland, Washington?

On Monday, February 7, police responded to a “potentially dangerous situation inside” the Fred Meyer grocery store in Washington, according to KAPP-KVEW.

The store in question is located at 101 Wellsian Way in Richland.

Initial broadcast reports claim that at least one person was wounded inside the store by a man with a handgun, Tri-City Herald reported.

Employees are customers were told to leave the store and gather in the parking lot while officers hunt for the suspect in the aisles, the outlet added.

Tri-City Herald reporter Cameron Probert tweeted: “On the scene at Fred Meyer in Richland. There are reports of multiple people shot. Wellsian Way in front of the store is closed.”

He followed up minutes later, adding that the road block had ended.

What is Fred Meyer?

Fred Meyer is a grocery store chain founded in 1931 in Portland.

With stores located across the West, shoppers can find a Fred Meyer store throughout Oregon, Idaho, Washington, or Alaska.

In 1998, Fred Meyer merged with the Kroger company.

Within a Fred Meyer store one can find groceries, a pharmacy, a bank, clothes, jewelry, home decor and improvement products; gardening tools, electronics, shoes, and sporting goods.

Where is Richland, Washington?

Located in Benton County, Richland is a town on the southeastern edge of Washington near the Yakima and Columbia Rivers.

As of 2020, Richland’s population neared 61,000.

Richland is referred to as a Tri-City, along with the neighboring Pasco and Kennewick.

Located in Richland is the Hanford nuclear site.

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Bobby Allyn

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