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1 killed during confrontation in parking lot of Kansas Walmart

SHAWNEE, Kan. -- Two people were critically injured and a good Samaritan killed a suspect during a confrontation in the parking lot of a suburban Kansas City Walmart.

At about 1:27 p.m., officers arrived to the Walmart at 16100 West 65th Street and found several people injured, CBS affiliate KCTV reported

Police said the incident Sunday afternoon in Shawnee began when two suspects hit a woman in the head from behind as she was putting her child in her car.

Shawnee police Maj. Dan Tennis says a person in the parking lot who tried to help was shot several times. Another good Samaritan then shot one of the suspects, who died at the scene.

The second suspect fled and was apprehended by a K-9 team east of the Walmart, KCTV reported. 

The female victim and the other person who was shot were both hospitalized in critical condition.

Tennis said a motive for the initial attack on the woman is not yet clear.