PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - Two men were injured in a grocery store shooting Saturday afternoon, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident happened at the Food Market at 14220 92nd Avenue around 1 p.m.
According to Ed Troyer of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, a 20-year-old woman walked into the store and opened fire on two men.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News the shooting was at random and the woman told police she “didn’t like them (the two people).”
Police took the woman into custody.
The two men suffered non-life threatening injuries and are expected to be OK.
One victim was a 77-year-old man who was shot in the leg, and the other man was shot in the mid-section.
KIRO 7’s Stacy Sakamoto spoke with two good Samaritans, Greg and Maureen Sikora, who were in the parking lot when they heard the shooting and ran into the store.
“The gun was away from her. I was yelling at her, “Get down, get down,” said Greg Sikora. “Maureen sat on her. I didn’t know Maureen was behind me, but she just sat on her.”
Maureen Sikora kept the woman on the ground and spoke with her as Greg Sikora helped one of the victims until helped arrived.
“I saw the gun on the floor, about six feet from her and I didn’t know if there were more bullets in it. I knew she needed to stay on the floor and she wasn’t going to go anywhere,” said Maureen Sikora. “So I talked to her quietly. She’s a sad, sad disturbed girl. She had been molested. She wanted men.”
Police will continue to investigate the incident.