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Jan242011

Two Dead, Two Deputies Wounded After Walmart Shooting

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(PORT ORCHARD, Wash.) -- Two people are dead and two sheriff's deputies are seriously injured following a shootout in front of a Walmart in Washington state Sunday afternoon.

Officials told ABC News affiliate KOMO-TV that they went to the store in Port Orchard around 3:45 p.m. after they received a call reporting a suspicious person.  When deputies arrived at the scene, the suspect began to flee before turning around and firing at them in the store's parking lot.  Deputies fired back at the gunman and shot him dead.

A young woman, who sustained gunshot wounds at the scene, also died later at Tacoma General Hospital.  She has not yet been identified, but authorities believe she may have known the gunman.

"We believe that there is a connection between this young woman and gunman," Scott Wilson of the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office said.  "We just have not been able to establish what that connection is right now."

Two deputies injured in the shooting were also taken to Tacoma General, where they are listed in serious condition with non-life threatening wounds.

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