At least one person was killed and two others were injured Monday in a shooting after an argument over the use of a face mask at a store in the U.S. state of Georgia.
The event took place at about 13.10 hours (local time) in Dekalb County, in a grocery store, when a 30-year-old man entered the place and allegedly had an argument with the cashier about the use of the mask inside, according to the County Sheriff’s Office.
The man, Victor Lee Tucker, the alleged perpetrator, then left the store “without making his purchase” and returned “immediately inside,” to “pull out a handgun and shoot the cashier,” authorities recounted in a statement.
An off-duty officer on the scene drew his weapon after the first shot and also opened fire on Tucker, who was wounded, despite which he responded, wounding the officer with two shots.
In addition, another store worker was wounded by a grazing bullet, according to authorities, who reported that he is in stable condition.
The alleged perpetrator of the attack was arrested as he attempted to leave the store and is also in stable condition, while the cashier who was shot first died after being transported to the hospital.