While the shooting happened outside, people inside the Target said they ran and hid for safety once they heard shots. Grace Robinson said she heard gunshots minutes after she walked into the store. She hid inside the jeans sections for around 20 minutes.
“I was with another girl named Grace, which felt divinely ordained, and we were just kind of holding each other in the jeans,” Robinson said. “And I’m very, very grateful that I was with her.”
Robinson said someone eventually came on the intercom and told people the scene was safe.
Rachel Underwood said she was walking out of the nearby Meijer when she heard five gunshots.
“It’s too close for comfort,” Underwood said. “Just being in this area, there’s a lot of people here and anybody could’ve gotten hurt — innocent people.”
Police blocked off Marburg Avenue during the investigation, but the road has been reopened. The Oakley Target location will be closed for the day.
The shooting comes less than four months after someone opened fire in the parking lot of a Walmart Supercenter in Westwood. Jamontea Brown, 24, was killed in the shooting.