UPDATED: Walmart parking lot shooting suspect in custody

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MIDLOTHIAN — Two people are in the hospital and one in police custody after a shooting in the Midlothian Walmart parking lot Monday night.

According to a press release issued by the Midlothian Police Department early Tuesday morning:

"On Monday at approximately 11:04 p.m., the Northern Ellis Emergency Dispatch (NEED) received several 911 calls reporting a shooting in the parking lot of WalMart in the 400 block of Hwy 67 in Midlothian.

Responding officers arrived and found one victim with a gunshot wound in the torso, another victim was transported to Baylor Waxahachie in a vehicle by a friend according to witnesses.

Midlothian Fire/EMS arrived and advised dispatch that they needed a medical helicopter to respond to the scene. Upon arrival of the helicopter, the patient was loaded and flown to Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

Officers were sent to Baylor Waxahachie where the friends had taken one of the victims to the ER. Officers on scene determined who the suspected shooter was and were told he was in the vehicle that took the victim to Baylor Waxahachie ER. The suspect was at the ER and was taken into custody by officers and transported back to Midlothian PD for questioning.

The investigation is in progress and witnesses are being interviewed and videos from the WalMart security cameras are being collected. We are not releasing information on the victims at this time, pending notification of family.

Once the initial investigation is completed, hopefully later today, we will release additional information as necessary."

Midlothian police provided an update Tuesday afternoon identifying the shooting victims and suspect.

The new press release stated:

"The investigation is still in progress, but it was determined the suspect and the victims knew each other and had met at Walmart, a fight started and the suspect discharged a firearm.

The suspect is identified as Brian Taylor Speights, w/m 22 years old, from Midlothian.

The first victim is identified as Andrew Douglas Woodrum, b/m 19 years old, from Cedar Hill, he had a gunshot to the torso and was transported by air ambulance to Parkland Hospital in Dallas in serious condition.

The second victim identified as Marshall Dillon Henry, w/m 20 years old, from Midlothian, had a gunshot wound in the arm and face and he was transported to Baylor Waxahachie in a private vehicle.

Speights was taken into custody at Baylor Waxahachie by officers and he did make a voluntary statement that he had shot both victims. Brian Speights was in the vehicle that transported the second victim to Baylor Waxahachie Hospital.

He further stated that on the way to the hospital, he called 911 and advised the operator that he had shot the victims.

Brian Taylor Speights is currently being held in the Midlothian jail pending arraignment and transfer to the Ellis County jail for (2) two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, a Felony of the Second Degree."