At least three people were killed in what police called a “random shooting” that took place early Tuesday morning at a convenience store in Yakima, Washington.
The shooter, who police believe to be 21-year-old Jarid Haddock, remains at large.
“It seems like a random situation. There was no apparent conflict between the parties,” Yakima Police Chief Matt Murray said in a video shared on the department’s Facebook page. “The buck just walked in and started shooting.”
Murray said police received calls around 3:30 a.m. from a man shooting people at a Circle K store.
Upon arrival, officers found three people shot dead inside.
Police believe there may be a fourth victim because after the shooter opened fire on Circle K, he crossed the street and went to an Ampm convenience store and shot a fourth person sitting outside. interior of a car.
Surveillance footage showed the person moving to the passenger side of the vehicle as the shooter stole the car and drove away. It is not known if the fourth victim was shot and if so, if it was fatal.
The suspect left the scene in a gray or silver Chrysler sedan, possibly a Chrysler 200, Murray said. The police do not have the license plate of the vehicle.
Police later updated the Facebook post to identify the “alleged homicide suspect” as Haddock.
“If you see him, call 911 immediately, do not approach. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. YPD and local agencies are following leads,” the department said.
Several roads in the area are closed due to the shooting, and all school districts in East Valley are safe and teaching, officials said.