Three people were killed early Tuesday in a “random” shooting at a convenience store in Yakima, Washington, and police are searching for a suspect.

The shooting, which is being called random, happened about 3:30 a.m. at a Circle K, Yakima Police Chief Matt Murray said during a news briefing.

“There was no apparent conflict between the parties. The male just walked in and started shooting,” the chief said. “We do have video from security at the store, and we’re collecting other video. There were also eyewitnesses who have given us information.”

Police identified the suspect as Jarid Haddock, 21, of Yakima County and said he is “armed and dangerous.”

Casey Schilperoort, a spokesperson with the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office, said Tuesday authorities have located a residence where they believe Haddock is. A SWAT unit with Yakima police is on scene, Schilperoort said at about 10:30 a.m. PT.

Schilperoort was not aware of an arrest. No one with Yakima police could be immediately reached for comment.

Murray said the suspect, who did not disguise himself, first tried to enter a convenience store where the doors were locked and then stepped inside the Circle K where two customers were and began shooting. The …read more



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