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Tehama County Sheriff's Deputies announced Sunday that the shooter is one of the two people that died in the Walmart Distribution Center shooting.

Posted: Jun 27, 2020 5:00 PM
Updated: Jun 30, 2020 11:14 AM

UPDATE: 10 a.m., Sunday, June 28, 2020 - Tehama County Sheriff's Deputies announced Sunday that the shooter is one of the two people that died in the Walmart Distribution Center shooting.

The shooter was identified as 31-year-old Louis Lane, according to the police.

Courtesy: Mike Daly

Officials say Lane engaged a Red Bluff Police Officer in an exchange of gunfire where numerous shots were exchanged.

Moments later, officials said a second Red Bluff Police Officer arrived on scene and engaged Lane who was still shooting at the first officer on the scene.

Officials say that at 3:38 p.m., Lane who had been shot by the Red Buff PD was neutralized. Lane was medically treated, taken to a local area hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

Police say that while Lane was being taken to the hospital, several agencies worked on clearing the scene and looking for more victims which no more were found. 

Officials say that upon further investigation it was later learned that Lane had been witnessed driving through and around the Walmart Distribution Center parking lot at least four times prior to crashing his vehicle into the lobby area of the building. 

Police said the vehicle caught on fire, as Lane exited the vehicle with a semi-automatic weapon and began shooting randomly into the building and through the parking lot area where he was met by Red Bluff PD. The fire was quickly suppressed. 

Officials say that during this incident a total of six individuals were transported to local area hospitals with injuries ranging from minor to moderate. 

Officials say that as TCSO deputies arrived on the scene, Martin Haro-Lozano was found injured. Due to the extent of his injuries, deputies placed Haro-Lozano into their vehicle and transported him to the nearest hospital where he died from his injuries. 

Officials say this part of the investigation is in its preliminary stages and nothing further can be provided at this time. Haro-Lozano was an employee of Walmart.

Through investigation, officers said they learned Lane had worked at the Red Bluff area Walmart Distribution Center in February 2019 but had been released from employment due to failing to show for his shift.

Police say it was determined that this incident is not related to the homicide investigation currently being investigated by the Shasta County Sheriffs Office in Shingletown, 

Officials say this investigation is still in the early stages and the TCSO is being assisted by several agencies. 


UPDATE: 7:24 p.m., Saturday, June 27, 2020 - Red Bluff Police Officials report that the Wal-Mart Distribution Center Shooter was shot by police at the scene and taken to a local hospital.

Police say that at approximately 3:30 p.m., Red Bluff Officers were requested to assist the Tehama County Sheriff's office with the call of an active shooter at the Wal-Mart Distribution center on Highway 99.

Officials say two Red Bluff Police Officers and one Red Bluff Police Sergeant immediately responded and were the first law enforcement personnel on scene.

Police report that after arriving, a male adult shot at one or more of the officers multiple times. One Red Bluff Police Officer and one Sergeant used their duty rifles and shot at the suspect, ultimately stopping the threat

Officials say none of the officers on the scene were physically harmed during this incident and the condition of the suspect is unknown at the time of this release.


UPDATE: 6:50 p.m., Saturday, June 27, 2020 - Officials at the St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff have confirmed that there are currently four patients in fair condition and two people deceased. 

We are working on getting more information at this time.


RED BLUFF, Calif. - An Action News Now reporter is at the Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Red Bluff where she is reporting a heavy police presence. Employees at the scene tell us that there was some sort of shooting, we are still working with investigators to get that confirmed. 

Officials say this occurred on Saturday, June 27 at approximately 3:30 pm when dispatch received multiple calls of an active shooter and shots fired.

Officials say they are still going through the building to make sure it is cleared.

Officials report that there are multiple people injured but cannot confirm how many, possibly three people injured.

Officials say at least one person was hit by a car.

An Action News Now reporter spoke to a witness who says he saw a car run into the building and injure a couple of people and that 
the car caught on fire.

Officials report that around 200 employees were working there at the time and employees locked themselves in a room.

This is an ongoing story, we will be updating this story becomes available. 

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