A former employee was shot dead Thursday after shooting inside a Walmart in Indiana, injuring one, police said.
The former employee, identified Friday as Ronald Mosley II, “probably had some connection to the victim in terms of being a colleague,” Evansville Police Department’s Taylor Merris told NBC affiliate WFIE Friday morning. rice field.
Police said the call about the shooting came in at 9:59 pm local time (10:59 pm ET). The unidentified victim was alive when police arrived. She was taken to one hospital, and then she was taken to another, Mellis said, and her condition was unknown on Friday morning.
The officer killed the shooter who fired multiple shots at the officer. Anna Gray said shortly after the incident in Evansville, a city of about 117,000 people in southern Indiana, near the Kentucky border.
“He shot the officer and moved into the store,” she said. “It wasn’t contained in just one area inside.”
According to Mellis, there were “a number of gunfights inside and outside the building.”
“I can’t stress enough that there could have been more casualties last night,” she said.
Investigators are seeking interviews with witnesses. Police have not disclosed the type of gun Mosley used.
Walmart said it would help its employees following the shooting and thanked first responders.
“The entire Walmart family is shocked by the senseless violence that occurred at their Evansville store, and our thoughts are with our employees at this time,” the company said.
The Evansville shooting comes about two months after a night manager killed six employees and injured at least six others at a Walmart in Virginia.
Andre Bing, 31, who took his own life after shooting a colleague on November 22, said he worked the night shift at a Walmart Supercenter in Chesapeake City, where he was a longtime employee at the time. .
It was the deadliest store shooting since May when a racist white gunman shot dead 10 black people in a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, according to NBC News’ tally.
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