Walmart in Moreno Valley evacuated due to possible gunman

MORENO VALLEY (CNS) – A Moreno Valley Walmart was evacuated today, Dec. 24, after a man who appeared to be armed entered, a sheriff’s spokesman said.

Someone reported a “suspicious person” wearing camouflage-type clothing entering the Walmart at 12721 Moreno Beach Drive about 6 a.m., Deputy Joshua Morales said.

“Some eyewitnesses were saying he was holding an M16-type assault weapon or shotgun-type weapon. We’re not able to confirm if they were replica weapons or real weapons,” Morales said.

The man reportedly went to the back of the store. The building was evacuated as a precaution, and no injuries were reported. Authorities were still looking for the man, Morales said about 9 a.m.

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