Police: Man fatally shoots woman at Florida Walmart

Published Nov. 24, 2018

OCALA, Fla. — Police say a man fatally shot a woman during an apparent domestic argument that started in the garden center of a north Florida Walmart store.

The Ocala Police Department Facebook page said the woman went inside the store after the shooting on Saturday afternoon, screaming for help. Personnel at the store called police and attempted to intervene but the woman died.

The man fled and officers are searching for him.

A woman who was shopping in the garden section of a north Florida Walmart store says she turned down an aisle and saw a man standing over a woman, firing several shots at her.

Colleen Wade tells the Ocala Star-Banner the man then calmly left the store on Saturday afternoon. When she got outside the Walmart in Ocala she saw the man riding a bicycle away from the store.

Ocala police said on social media that the man and woman were involved in an argument before the shooting took place shortly before 3 p.m. The woman screamed for help and store employees called 911 and tried to intervene. The woman died at a hospital.

The name of the woman hasn't been released, pending notification of her family.

No other shoppers or employees were injured.