Active shooter situation at Washington Fred Meyer

By Jason Kurtz, Leinz Vales, Mike Hayes and Meg Wagner, CNN

Updated 12:15 AM ET, Tue February 8, 2022
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3:39 p.m. ET, February 7, 2022

Several schools in lockdown due to police activity at a Fred Meyer store

From CNN's Jenn Selva and Paul P. Murphy

Several schools in the Richland, Washington, area are in non-critical lockdown due to “police activity at the Fred Meyer on Wellsian Way.” 

Richland Police posted on Facebook that they are asking the public to avoid the area writing, ”This is still an active scene. Please continue to avoid the area. The suspect has not yet been located.”

FBI Seattle Field office spokesperson Steve Bernd told CNN, “We are on scene, providing assistance to our partners. We don’t have further details at this time.”

3:39 p.m. ET, February 7, 2022

ATF confirms active shooter situation at Washington Fred Meyer grocery store

From CNN's Paul P. Murphy

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives confirmed to CNN that it received a call for assistance for an active shooter situation at a Fred Meyer grocery store in Richland, Washington. 

ATF Seattle field office spokesperson Jason Chudy also confirmed to CNN that special agents from their Yakima, Washington, field office were en route to support the Richland Police Department with the active shooter investigation.