Two people were killed in a wild grocery store shootout in Maryland when a security guard confronted a shoplifter — and both opened fire.

The Friday tragedy unfolded just after 10:25 a.m. when a male security guard stopped a woman who was allegedly trying to steal items at a Giant grocery store in Oxon Hill, the NBC affiliate in Washington DC reported.

The thief apparently took a handgun from her backpack and shot the guard multiple times, police said. The security guard then managed to return fire, striking the woman.

A picture of a group of women hugging each other after a shooting at a local super market.
According to reports, a male security guard stopped a woman who was allegedly trying to steam items at a grocery store.
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The guard was pronounced dead at the scene; the woman was rushed to the hospital where she later died from her injuries. No one else was hurt.

Neither the woman nor the security guard has been publicly identified.

Store employees told FOX 5 DC that the security guard told the woman several times to return the items when she began to fight him.

A picture of police outside a local Giant supermarket.
NBC reported the shooting took place around 10:30 a.m.

A picture of police outside a local Giant supermarket.
The woman apparently took a handgun from her backpack and shot the guard multiple times, police said.

A picture of police outside a local Giant supermarket.
Neither the woman nor the security guard has been publicly identified.

The store is right by the police station, Prince George’s County Police Major Zachary O’Lare said at a news conference.

“It’s quite concerning that these brazen acts are occurring, you know, across the country and in our backyard, especially right near our police division,” he said.



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