No arrests have been made after a man died in a targeted attack at Pick N Pay Foodmart on Wednesday, Waco police said in a statement.
Joshua Ladale Pittman, 37, was pronounced dead at 11:12 p.m. after a 6-foot-tall, heavy-built man entered the store and shot him multiple times in the chest with a handgun. The suspect left the at Dallas Street and Faulkner Lane store on foot, and no one else was injured.
Because of the nature of the attack, Waco police said they think the victim was targeted.
This is the 21st homicide in Waco in 2015, according to Tribune-Herald records. There were two other homicides in December, one in November, one in September, two in August, one in July, one in March, two in February and one in January. Also included in the total are the nine people who were killed May 17 during the Twin Peaks shootout between rival biker gangs and police.
Homicide numbers in this story do not include known officer-involved shootings.
It is still unclear how many of the nine people killed at Twin Peaks were killed by law enforcement officials. It has been reported that four of the men killed at Twin Peaks had been shot with the caliber of bullets police are known to have fired that day.