Richland police asked the public to stay clear of the area.

Police said that one person was hurt and another was injured in the shooting at Fred Meyer grocery store, Richland. It took place Monday morning.

Officers from Richland responded to Fred Meyer’s call shortly after 11:11 a.m.

Police said that the victim was taken to hospital. Their injuries were not yet known.

According to police, the suspect was a White male with a handgun. Police said that he is still at large and considered dangerously armed.

Richland School District stated that Richland High and River’s Edge High, Carmichael and Marcus Whitman were placed on lockdown due to police activity at Fred Meyer on Wellsian Way.

The district posted a message on its homepage stating that it would let families know when the non-critical lockdown has been lifted.

Fox News was informed by a spokesperson for the district that schools were placed under lockdown in the district as a precautionary measure following a recommendation from police.

The Tri-City Herald reported Fred Meyer customers and employees were being led out of Fred Meyer to meet in the lot, while officers canvassed it.

Richland police asked the public to stay clear of the area.

The suspect has been identified by the department.

There was no information available about injuries and suspects being arrested.

Kennewick Police Department released surveillance video of the “suspect vehicle” and other suspect vehicles in connection to the shooting.

According to the department, the suspect should be considered “armed or dangerous”.

Fred Meyer spokesperson stated that the company was “deeply disturbed” by the shooting.

In a statement to Fox News, the spokesperson stated that “The entire Fred Meyer Family offers our thoughts and prayers to all affected persons and families during this difficult period.”
“We are cooperating and assisting local law enforcement who have secured the parking lot and store. “The store will remain closed during the police investigation and we have initiated counseling services to our associates,” said a spokesperson.