Mount Vernon, WA – On July 17, 2022 at approximately 9:50 pm, the Mount Vernon Police Department was dispatched to a Weapon Offense at Walmart, 2301 Freeway, Mount Vernon, WA. The reporting parties advised there were shots fired inside the building.
The initial investigation has learned that a group of males arrived at Walmart together and entered the store. These males had an altercation with a separate group of males who had already been at the location. During the altercation shots were fired.
Through investigation by first responders and detectives, it was determined that five individuals are being treated at the Skagit Valley Hospital. Three were transported by medical units and two arrived via private vehicles.
Those injured include one male customer 72, one male employee 24, and three others involved in the altercation, all 19-year-old males. Current condition of those injured is yet to be determined.
With the information available now, we believe the events that led up to this crime were between the two groups involved. There is no indication that this was a situation where individuals entered
the store intending an active threat event.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information that would assist investigators are asked to call the 24-hour dispatch information number (360) 428-3211 or during business hours call Mount Vernon Police at (360) 336-6271.