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UPDATE: Video from summer shooting at Tumwater Walmart released

UPDATE, OCT. 5: Video was released from the June 17 shooting. That video is embedded below.

ORIGINAL TEXT, JUNE 17-18: A Walmart in in the South Sound is a crime scene after a man fired shots inside and then attempted to carjack two people in the parking lot, but was shot and killed by an armed citizen.

Police responded to a reporter of a shooting just after 5 p.m. at a Walmart Supercenter in Tumwater Sunday night, about 65 miles south of Seattle.

The Tumwater Police Department says that officers originally responded to a report of a car driving in the wrong direction near Israel Road and Tyee Drive, but as the officers were in route they were dispatched to reports of a carjacking nearby with shots fired.

Officers arrived to the corner of Israel Road and Tyee Drive and found a 16-year-old male who suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Police then located the 16-year-old's stolen car in the Walmart parking lot at 5900 Littlerock Rd SW in Tumwater.

Around 5:30 p.m., Thurston County Dispatch began receiving calls of shots fired "in or around the Tumwater Walmart and parking lot," according to police.

The suspect from the earlier carjacking of the 16-year-old entered the Walmart store. No customers or employees inside the store were injured.

Police say the suspect then exited the store and attempted to carjack another car in the parking lot, shooting a man in that car in the process. The man was treated for gunshot wounds and was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he remains in critical condition. %



The man's son told KIRO 7 that his dad, Ricky Fievez, was that victim. He said his dad is “currently paralyzed from the neck down due to shrapnel in his spine.”

Police say the suspect then attempting another carjacking in the Walmart parking lot, and was approached by two armed civilians. One of the armed civilians shot the suspect, and the suspect died at the scene. The suspect has been identified by police as Tim Day, a 44-year old white man from McCleary, Washington.

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Find time-stamped updates of the police response to the shooting below: 

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7:39 p.m. - KIRO 7's Deedee Sun explains that the Fire Department's request to call the shooting a "mass casualty incident" was out of precaution.

7:31 p.m. - Tumwater Police Department public information officer Jen Kolb confirms that a man who was an attempted carjacking victim shot an killed the suspect at the Walmart in Tumwater. Click here to read more.

7:01 p.m. - A witness to the shooting, Megan Chadwick, told KIRO 7's Deedee Sun her husband said he saw an armed civilian take down the shooter. "He said he watched him (the shooter) take his last breath," Chadwick said. "There were three civilians going after him to shoot him and two of them had their guns up and then the third guy shot him through the window of the car." Chadwick said her husband was armed as well.

6:49 p.m. - A witness to the shooting, who was inside the Walmart at the time with her kids, told KIRO's Deedee Sun that she took her kids and hid in the parking lot behind a vehicle after fleeing the store.

6:43 p.m. - "I looked over and saw hundreds of people running out. ... Just a flood of people and everyone was screaming and frantic. ... When we got about to the door, I heard someone say, 'Gun. Shooter.' And I knew something was serious," a woman who was inside the Walmart at the time of the shooting tells KIRO 7's Deedee Sun. Click here to hear more from the witness.

6:30 p.m. - KIRO 7's Deedee Sun is at the Tumwater Walmart and interviewed a witness of the shooting on-air. Watch on KIRO 7 News or at this link. The scene extends to both outside of the Walmart and inside. Crime tape was seen near a car with its door flung open.

6:16 p.m. - KIRO 7's Deedee Sun has arrived at the shooting scene at the Tumwater Walmart

6:10 p.m. - KIRO 7's Deedee Sun is on the way to the scene and Chopper 7 has been called. Deedee and Chopperr 7 will be live on KIRO 7 when they get to the Walmart Supercenter in Tumwater. For updates and to watch a livestream, go to the KIRO 7 News App. We'll also send push alerts as we get major updates.

6:05 p.m - KIRO 7's Deedee Sun spoke to someone who was inside the store. Deedee Sun is working to gather more information for a live report on KIRO 7 News on-air or here.

5:57 p.m. - KIRO 7's Deedee Sun is headed to the scene and is working to gather more information.

5:55 p.m. - People identifying as witnesses told KIRO 7 they heard multiple gunshots and the scene involved at least one carjacking and a hit and run. Police were not immediately available to confirm the account, but were expected to give details Sunday evening.

5:50 p.m. - Thurston County Dispatch confirms to KIRO 7 that police are responding to reports of shots fired inside and outside of the Walmart in Tumwater. Police say seven agencies are responding, and cannot confirm if anyone was hit.