EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE/Gray News) — Evansville Central Dispatch in Indiana confirmed authorities were responding to an active shooter situation at a Walmart Thursday night.
According to Dispatch, it happened at the store on South Red Bank Road in Evansville. The call originally came in at 9:59 p.m
Police say they identified the suspect as Ronald Mosley II, who was a former employee of the store.
According to police, the victim of the shooting is a woman who currently works at Walmart.
Sergeant Anna Gray of the Evansville Police Department tells 14 News that when police arrived at the scene, officers immediately entered the building
“The officers were on the scene very quickly and went straight to Walmart,” Gray said. “We were given a description of the suspect. The officers then began searching for the suspect.”
Evansville police say the shooter was shot dead at a Walmart location. (WFIE)
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the shooting, with both deputies and police officers going in to locate the shooter.
“We immediately assembled a team with the Evansville Police Department and began looking for the threat,” said Vanderburgh County Sheriff Noah Robinson. “You may remember the Columbine model that appeared decades ago – when you were securing a scene and waiting for reinforcements to contain a situation. This is no longer a model that we practice. If there is active gunfire, we immediately go to the threat and neutralize that threat to minimize loss of life.”
Police said when police entered the building, the suspect opened fire on officers. Several police officers returned fire.
Gray said the shooter would fire and then run off and show officers through the store.
The shooter was shot and killed.
Gray says at least one person was shot and taken to the hospital, but there could be more victims. The severity of the victim’s injuries is not known at this time.
Officers who were inside the store or were injured in the incident must contact police.
Walmart officials said in a statement about Thursday’s shooting: “The entire Walmart family is shocked by the senseless violence that has taken place at our Evansville store and our hearts go out to our employee at this time. As we learn more, we will do what we can to support our employees in dealing with this tragedy. We are grateful to the local first responders and will continue to work with law enforcement as their investigations progress.”
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