At least two people are dead, including the suspected shooter, and four are injured after a shooting Saturday at a Walmart distribution center in Northern California.

The male suspect, who was identified as Louis Lane, 31, allegedly circled the distribution center south of Red Bluff, Calif. before crashing into the building, Lt. Yvette Borden of the Tehama County Sheriff's Office confirmed to The Hill. There was also a fire at the location. Red Bluff is approximately 130 miles north of Sacramento, Calif.

The suspect was described in a white vehicle, the Sacramento Bee reported.


The incident began at approximately 3:30 p.m. Lane allegedly used a semi-automatic rifle before officers arrived at the scene by 3:36 p.m.

Gunfire between officers and the gunman ended by 3:38 p.m., after the gunman was shot and taken to a local hospital. Officials confirmed that they believe there was only one shooter.

Lane was pronounced deceased after being taken to the hospital.

Lane previously worked at the distribution center and was fired “due to failing to show for his shift,” authorities confirmed to The Hill.

Authorities identified the deceased victim as Martin Haro-Lozano, a Walmart employee.

Dispatchers confirmed that at least one person was shot. Another reported that his leg was run over after the suspect ran his vehicle into the center.

A woman was also reportedly bleeding after attempting to jump over a barbed-wire fence.

Scott Thammakhanty, an employee at the facility's receiving center, told the Redding Record Searchlight that he believed the shooter fired a semi-automatic weapon. 

"It went on and on – I don’t even know how many times he fired," Thammakhanty said. "I just know it was a lot."

Thammakhanty said he and others ran for their lives amid the chaos. He said that he saw people lying on the ground as he left.

Franklin Lister, a Walmart employee, said that he saw a fellow employee bleeding and running down a hallway yelling “Active gunfire! Active shooter!” The New York Times reported. He said he and his fellow employees heard 50 to 60 gunshots before helping each other over a barbed-wire fence. 

The shooting began as a new group of workers began their shift, Borden confirmed to The Hill. Vince Krick, who was waiting to pick up his wife and son after their shift at the facility, said his wife, who is a manager, was able to help some employees escape through the back of the building.

"We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident. Our focus is on supporting our associates, as well as their families and co-workers in the facility," Walmart spokesperson Scott Pope said in a statement to The Hill.

--This report was updated on June 28 at 10:28 a.m.