Nikki Tate and dozens of other shoppers immediately dropped to the ground as fears of the next mass shooting filled their thoughts. However, it turns out the "mass shooter" was an LAPD cop and his unarmed victims were a mentally disabled non-verbal man and his parents.
Tate told USA Today that she heard "about six or seven shots" as she and other shoppers crawled around aisles to escape the shooter. After it was over, Kenneth French, 32, of Riverside, lay dead on the ground next to his two parents who remain in critical condition.
Immediately after the shooting, police claimed there was an argument in the store between two people when one of them pulled out a gun and shot the other. Police claimed they had detained the shooter inside the store.
Hours later, however, police changed the narrative and said no one was in custody and that there had been no arrests in the case.