Shooting at Yakima, Wash., convenience store leaves 3 people dead : NPR

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This surveillance video image released by the Yakima Police Department shows a suspect wanted in a shooting at a convenience store in Yakima, Wash., early Tuesday.

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This surveillance video image released by the Yakima Police Department shows a suspect wanted in a shooting at a convenience store in Yakima, Wash., early Tuesday.

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Three people were killed within minutes of each other at a Yakima, Wash., convenience store early Tuesday morning, and the suspected killer remains at large, police said.

Yakima Police Chief Matt Murray identified the suspect as 21-year-old Jarid Haddock and released him. this photo from surveillance video to the public. In a statement on Twitter, Murray urged the public to call 911 if they find Haddock and warned people not to approach him.

During the early morning news conferenceMurray described the incident as two separate shootings — one at a Circle K convenience store and the other across the street — carried out by the same gunman and occurring within minutes of each other.

“The first shot was inside the [Circle K] store He then went outside and shot a victim outside the store. And then he crossed the street and apparently shot another person,” Murray said.

“It appears to be a random situation,” the chief said. “There was no apparent conflict between the parties. The man just walked in and started shooting.”

Initially, the police believed that there could have been a fourth victim, who they said could have been killed when the shooter approached a parked vehicle and shot inside. According to the footage, Murray said, “You can see the party in that vehicle walk over to the passenger seat and then the suspect stole his car.”

Hours later, the police department he said new information “indicated there may not have been a fourth shooting victim (at the Arco).”

The suspect fled in the same car — a gray or silver sedan that police believe is a Chrysler 200.

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