Woman shot inside Richland Winco store
A woman was shot Monday night when a man opened fire inside the Richland Winco grocery store.
Initial reports were that several shots were fired inside the 24-hour store about 7:40 p.m., though police later said it may have just been one shot.
The woman, a customer at the store, was taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center. She was treated and later released, officials confirmed Tuesday.
Matthew David McQuin, 45, of Umatilla, Oregon, was booked into the Benton County jail at 1:27 a.m. on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder.
He is being held without bail.
The bomb squad searched his red Honda that was parked in front of the store in a handicapped parking spot. It’s unclear if anything was found.
Richland police Capt. Mike Cobb said they also are checking his home in Umatilla, and he expected the investigation to last for many more hours.
“We haven’t had any information that the victim and suspect know each other but that’s definitely something we’ll explore,” said Cobb.
Cobb said there no longer is a threat to the community.
Several employees and Winco shoppers remained inside the store for a couple hours so that they could be interviewed.
“It was scary,” said one employee as she left.
The store in a busy complex of businesses off George Washington Way and Columbia Point Drive is closed and the parking lot locked off while police investigate.
People took to social media as they realized what had happened.