A man who was shot in the parking lot of Dillons East Saturday night has died, according to Garden City police.
At about 9:18 p.m., the Garden City Police Department reported the man's death on its Twitter and Facebook accounts, saying that the man's name will not be released until full family notifications can be made.
Police responded to the shooting shortly after 5 p.m. The victim was taken to St. Catherine Hospital, and police reported they had a man in custody in connection with the shooting.
"At 5:10 p.m. we got a call that a man was shot in the parking lot of Dillons East," said Garden City police Capt. Michael Reagle. "The alleged shooter is in our custody at this point. There is no threat to the public."
Police are not releasing the name of the alleged shooter at this time.
Frank Unger, a Garden City resident, had just finished grocery shopping at Dillons East, when a Dillons employee said that there had been a shooting in the parking lot.
"When I got out in the parking lot, there was a Hispanic gentleman laying on the ground, blood around his head. I heard there was a shotgun wound," Unger said.
Unger said that the man was lying in the second row of parking stalls in between Dillons East and Garnand Fine Furniture. He said he saw at least three shell casings laying nearby.
He said that it was shocking to come out of the store to a scene like that.
"I've been going into Dillons for over 30 years, and to see the shock and the horror of people coming out and realizing what happened, it's something you just — nothing like this has ever happened at Dillons," Unger said. "So it puts in the back of your mind — it takes away a little bit of your security."
Kimberly Nading also was shopping at Dillons East when the shooting occurred. She heard about the shooting as she was walking out the door. Upon hearing the news, she said she was shocked and confused.
"Simply because there was no warning. There wasn't any indication that something had happened," Nading said.
The GCPD is asking anyone with information about the incident to contact them at 620-276-1300.