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STERLING, Va. – A suspect is in custody after opening fire Saturday night in a Virginia Walmart, injuring a Loudoun County Sheriff’s deputy and two store employees.

The incident began just before 5 p.m. after loss prevention officers at the store detained a man on suspicion of stealing items from the store, Loudoun Now reported.

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According to a statement issued by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect was in a room with the two civilian security officers awaiting deputies’ arrival. When authorities arrived, the suspect then pulled a gun from his waistband and fired multiple rounds.

Both store employees and a deputy were struck by bullets and transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, the news site reported.

The suspect then ran from the store with another deputy chasing him. The pair exchanged gunfire, and the suspect was struck, but he stole a pickup truck parked behind the store and sped away, WUSA reported.

The suspect then led authorities on a chase before crashing the vehicle in Fairfax County, WDVM reported.

According to Loudoun Now, authorities continued searching for the suspect for nearly two hours before locating him – with the assistance of the Fairfax police helicopter and K-9 units – as he was running behind houses and finally stopping to catch his breath. He was taken into custody suffering from a gunshot wound to his arm but was alert and answering questions.

Neither the suspect’s identity nor the charges he is facing had been made public by Sunday night.