By Jim Grawe
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
9:34 PM CST, December 1, 2012
"It could have been us," D.J. White reflects. It could have been us." It's a sobering thought for White and his mom.
They were at the same shopping center Friday night where police say 19-year-old Marquis Marshall shot and killed two people inside the Dollar General at 13th and Oliver.
"I think God was looking over us," White says. "We were supposed to go to Dollar General, but instead of going to Dollar General we went to WalMart, so that was God."
Zachary Hunt was the 22-year-old employee killed. He and a customer 79-year-old Henry Harvey were in the front of the store when police say Marshall walked in and shot them dead.
Charles Knox lives nearby and also shops at the store. He says Hunt did a great job at the store.
"He was very nice and polite," Knox says. "I was in shock that he had been shot."
Many of the neighbors attend Dell Rose Methodist Church which is right behind the store. They're still trying to make sense of the shooting.
"The first thing we need to do is just grab hands and pray for each other," Knox says.
Two other employees were in back of the store when the shots were fired. They were not injured. By midday Saturday police had cleared the scene, but security guards stood outside to tell customers the store was closed.
Police are not saying how they were so quickly able to identify Marquis Marshall as the suspect. They're also not speculating about a motive. Robbery has not been ruled out.
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