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Ocala shooting at Walmart: Man shoots woman dead in the garden center of store today

Load          Updated Nov 25, 2018 8:06 AM EST OCALA, Fla. – A man suspected of fatally shooting a woman in a…

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Updated Nov 25, 2018 8:06 AM EST

OCALA, Fla. – A man suspected of fatally shooting a woman in a north Florida Walmart store on Saturday afternoon was hospitalized due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound and In a Facebook post Saturday night, Ocala police identified the suspect as David Johnson, 54, and the victim as Carli Cronin, 30.

The shooting occurred during an apparent domestic dispute in The garden section of a Walmart store in Ocala, which is north of Orlando along Interstate 75. Johnson shot Cronin repeatedly as Cronin screamed for help and employees called 91

1 and also attempted to intervene, police said.

Johnson fled on a bicycle and then shot himself, police said. Scotty Ballard told the Ocala Star-Banner that he was Cronin’s roommate and they had gone to Walmart to buy furniture for their apartment.

Ballard said Cronin and Johnson dated for about nine months but were cu rrently apart and had been arguing all day. Johnson wanted to get back together, but she did not, Ballard said.

Customer Colleen Wade told the newspaper she heard a crashing sound and turned down an aisle in the garden section where she saw a man standing over a woman firing shots. He quietly left the store and rode away, Wade said.

Cronin was taken to a hospital, where she died. Police said no one else was injured.

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