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Shots fired in Walmart parking lot in Lake Park

Nobody struck; all involved parties identified, deputies say
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Posted at 5:43 PM, Jun 05, 2023
and last updated 2023-06-06 07:09:25-04

LAKE PARK, Fla. — Shots were fired Monday afternoon in the parking lot of a Walmart in Lake Park, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office confirmed.

No one was struck and all of the involved parties have been identified, PBSO spokeswoman Teri Barbara told WPTV in an inquiry.

The Walmart is located at 101 N. Congress Ave.

There was a heavy presence by deputies in the area and no one was being allowed inside the store, WPTV's Joel Lopez reported.

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Shots were fired at Walmart in Lake Park

"I heard gunshots, about 10, one behind the other one," Maria Laguardia told WPTV's Joel Lopez. "Ran behind the Walmart. I got scared because I have my two grandkids."

Last November, there was a shooting near the same Walmart at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Silver Beach Road. When deputies arrived, they found an abandoned vehicle that had been pierced with bullets and a man was wounded at a Murphy USA gas station in the Walmart parking lot.

In April, shots were fired in the parking lot of the Walmart on 45th Street in West Palm Beach. No one was struck or injured.

Anyone with information about the latest shooting was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS.