Justine BoydAround 11 a.m. today, a Walmart liquor store in Neenah, Wisconsin, was the scene of a shooting that has left a 56-year-old woman -- a cashier at the store -- in critical condition. It wasn't due to a robbery or deranged shopper, rather it appears to be the result of some sort of issue between two employees.
Justine Boyd, 46, another employee at the store, has been arrested and charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide. So what could have happened between the two co-workers to result in such a tragedy? Police have few answers.
According to UPI, Police Chief Kevin Wilkinson told reporters:
We’re digging around trying to get that information, but so far, at least, there hasn’t been a simple explanation. The whole thing is really weird.
Thankfully no customers were in the area at the time, or things could have been much more tragic. It was 11 a.m. in the middle of the week, and I'm sure the store was bustling, as Walmart always is at that time -- especially with back-to-school shopping in full swing. So thank goodness things weren't worse.
While it sounds like it was perhaps a personal issue, it does once again raise questions about our safety in public places when most anyone and everyone can get a gun and walk into a store with it. With gun laws as loose as they are, it's honestly surprising things like this -- and worse -- don't happen more often.
A press conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday morning. Hopefully there will be good news about the victim's status as well as some more insight into what happened.
Do incidents like this make you more fearful when you're in public places?