EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Authorities say a man opened fire inside an Indiana Walmart on Thursday night, injuring at least one person before being killed by officers.
Emergency dispatchers received a call about the shooter at 9:59 p.m. in Evansville, Indiana. Officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect, according to Evansville Police Sgt. Anna Grey..
“He was shooting at the officers and moving around,” Gray said. “He was all over the store.”
The department issued a social media alert at 10:12 p.m. asking the public to avoid the area. Minutes later, the police department tweeted that “threat has been neutralized.”
Gray said the suspect was shot and killed by police at the scene and fought back “several times”. Police have not released the identity of the shooter.
Gray said one victim was alive at the scene and taken to hospital. She had no information about the victim’s condition and could not confirm whether the injured person was an employee or a customer.
The ministry said there could be up to 50 witnesses to the incident. Dozens of officers from the Evansville Police Department, Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and Indiana State Police were at the scene, with ambulances also parked outside the store.
“A lot of people were running away,” Gray said. “We ask all witnesses to call if they have any information.”
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