1 released from hospital following Walmart 'Good Samaritan' shooting

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Published: Sep. 11, 2016 at 4:47 PM CDT
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A woman has been released from the hospital and a "Good Samaritan" who came to her aid is recovering after a suburban Kansas City Wal-Mart parking lot attack in which a suspect was killed.

Shawnee police Maj. Dan Tennis says a Kansas City, Missouri, man in the parking lot who tried to help was shot several times and is recovering after undergoing surgery.

Another good Samaritan from De Soto, Kansas, has been interviewed and released after fatally shooting 28-year-old John Simmons III, of Kansas City, Missouri.

Authorities continue looking for the second suspect after determining that a man arrested afterward wasn't involved.

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

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 but was caught near the store.

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

Police said the woman's condition has been upgraded to good, and the wounded good Samaritan was alert while waiting to undergo surgery. Police initially said they were in critical condition.

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