Once the shooting had stopped, a perimeter was set up around the scene, blocking off the gas station parking lot, parts of Wendy's and Walmart's parking lots and a stretch of the road in between the three businesses.
Customers came and went to Walmart and Wendy's as the investigation continued.
Police scoured the scene, placing yellow markers to identify evidence, including shell casings, found on the ground. At least 9 markers were visible from the perimeter of the scene at about 4 p.m.
Eyewitness Verna Young of Stanford was at the gas station when the shootout happened. Shortly after it was over, she was on her cell phone attempting to get ahold of two family members, who were at work inside Walmart, to let them know she was OK.
"You see this up in Lexington on the news, but not here in Stanford," she said. "This is a day I'll never forget."
Investigation continues downtown
A Lincoln County Sheriff's deputy, a state trooper and Stanford Police Officer T.J. Hill were at 117 W. Main St. in downtown Stanford shortly after 5 p.m. Monday, conducting an investigation.
The deputy said he couldn't release any details but that the investigation was tied to the shootout at Walmart.
117 W. Main St. houses offices for attorneys and a residential apartment.