Toys R' Us Shooting Leaves 2 Men Dead
The scene at Toys "R" Us in Palm Desert | AP Photo/The Press-Enterprise, Rodrigo Pena
Police believe that the deadly shooting this morning at a Palm Desert Toys R' Us was not Black Friday related. "We are working closely with local law enforcement officials to determine the specific details of what occurred," Toys R' Us Spokesman Bob Friedland said in a statement this afternoon. "Our understanding is that this act seems to have been the result of a personal dispute between the individuals involved."
The incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. this morning. Witnesses say they heard an argument between two people before someone yelled "he's got a gun!" Then three or four shots were fired causing chaos in the store as people tried to flee the store.
Riverside County Sheriff’s told The Desert Sun that "they are not looking for any suspects because the two men were 'the only ones involved.'” Twenty-five witnesses reportedly witnessed the two men shoot each other. Others are speculating that this was a murder-suicide.