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By Tim Stelloh

One person was dead and two others were critically injured after a shooting at a Walmart in Kansas on Sunday, police said.

Shawnee police spokesman Dan Tennis said In a news release that the incident occurred shortly before 1:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m. ET) at a Walmart southwest of Kansas City.

As a woman was placing her infant in a car seat in the store's parking lot, Tennis said, two suspects struck her in the back of the head with an unspecified object.

Tennis said a good Samaritan was shot repeatedly after trying to help her. A second good Samaritan then intervened, Tennis said, shooting and killing one of the suspects.

The second suspect fled and was apprehended by a K-9 team near the store, Tennis said.

Both victims remained hospitalized in critical condition, he said.

Neither suspect was identified, and no additional details were provided.