A 19-year-old walked into a South Georgia Walmart overnight and fired several shots before turning the gun on himself, police said.
Waycross police responded to the Walmart on Memorial Drive about 1 a.m. after receiving calls about an active shooter inside the store, police told AJC.com on Saturday.
Witnesses said the man, identified as John Jaylen Walker Kinnitt of Waycross, entered the building and fired a handgun multiple times.
“Waycross officers were on scene within a minute of being dispatched,” police said in a statement. “Officers entered the store immediately and began searching for the shooter.”
Police cornered the gunman shortly after their arrival, at which point Kinnitt shot himself, authorities said.
There were customers and employees inside the store at the time, but none of them were injured, police said. The Walmart was evacuated immediately after the shooting.
Kinnett was taken to the Memorial Satilla Hospital, where he died shortly after 3 a.m.
The investigation is ongoing, but police have not established a motive for the shooting.
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