It started when two people who knew each other started arguing in the store.
The man who was shot was taken to the hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
“Had it not been for his swift selfless actions, the situation could’ve been worse. He was able to stop the threat and prevent any further harm or danger to the patrons and workers inside of that store,” the chief said.
It was the second shooting at the same Walmart in less than a year.
On Sept. 30, 2018 a gunman shot two people in the parking lot of the same Walmart. A 9-year-old boy and his 25-year-old father were wounded in the shooting.
Alex Cordell Hughes, 26, was charged in the 2018 shooting. Police said Hughes and the man he allegedly shot were in rival Gary gangs.
“I’m glad I wasn’t here at the time, but it’s close to home. Maybe there’s security. So I’ll probably keep coming,” Pat Seaton said.
“I can’t let incidents stop me from doing what I want to do, go where I go. That would be foolish,” Cathy Presly said. “If something is going to happen, it’s going to happen.”
Any witnesses who have additional details are asked to call Hobart police Sgt. Rod Gonzalez at (219) 924-1125, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.