Police have arrested a woman working at a Walmart store in Wisconsin for shooting a second employee. Her victim, a cashier in the liquors section, has survived the attack.
The shooting took place inside the Walmart at 1155 W. Winneconne Ave. in Neenah, in the liquors area. Authorities have detained Justine Boyd of Greenville, Wisconsin for the crime.
Her victim, an unnamed 56-year-old clerk from Neenah has been transported by ambulance to Theda Clark Medical Center. According to Lt. John Karner, she has incurred a gunshot wound to the torso.
“We’re still very concerned for the victim. [...] We’re obviously all hoping and praying for the best for her,” Police Chief Kevin Wilkinson tells Post-Crescent Media.
The woman's condition is believed to be stable. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the 11:15 a.m. shooting.
“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,” Wilkinson adds.
Several people were in the store when Boyd opened fire, but none was in the area of the shooting.
“I heard the pop. I thought something dropped, but then I heard them call for help,” Jill Miller of Neenah says.
“Being in the stores all the time I just thought it was something that had fallen over, or something fell — it happens all the time in the stores,” recalls merchandiser Alan Wagner.
Walmart spokeswoman Dianna Gee describes that both the attacker and the victim work as cashiers. Boyd did not have a criminal record prior to this incident.
“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. Our commitment right now is to work with law enforcement (to) provide them any information we have that might be useful for their investigation,” she notes.