Evansville, Indiana – Officers shot him dead late Thursday after a gunman shot him as he was trying to walk through a Walmart aisle in Indiana, officials said.
The shooter, who was not immediately identified, injured at least one other person in the store, an Evansville police sergeant. Anna Gray told her WFIE-TV. The victim was taken to a local hospital, but the extent of his injuries was not immediately known. No officers were injured, she said.
Evansville Police and the Vanderborough County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to reports of a shooter inside the store around 10 p.m.
“They were trying to find the suspect when the cops came in, but he was all over the store. I didn’t,” said Gray.
Multiple law enforcement officers opened fire during the encounter and the shooter died, Gray said.
“At this time, we don’t know how many other people he shot,” Gray said, adding that there may have been more victims who escaped.
Authorities asked anyone who left the scene, no matter how minor, to contact emergency medical services, WFIE reported.
A Walmart representative did not immediately respond to an email from the Associated Press asking for additional information.
More information will be provided from the scene at 5 a.m. Friday, followed by a press conference later in the day, the city’s police department said in a tweet.
A city of about 116,000 on the Ohio River, Evansville is located 172 miles (276 km) southwest of Indianapolis.
Two days before the Thanksgiving holiday, a Walmart manager in Chesapeake, Virginia, opened fire wildly in the break room before a regular employee meeting last November, killing six people. Six people were also injured. The gunman opened fire and killed himself before police arrived.
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