A man opened fire at a Walmart store late on Thursday. Evansville police shot and killed him. The gunfire at the store left at least one person hurt. It is unknown what they are doing right now. At the West side of Walmart, a gunshot is currently being investigated. A fatality and at least one injury have both occurred. Police said they don’t know if anyone else was shot despite multiple rounds being fired inside the store tonight. Nobody from the police was hurt. In their efforts to learn more about the shooting, Evansville Police investigators will continue through the night. Let’s learn more about the Indiana Walmart shooting and who was the male Suspect and his motive in detail in this article.
Indiana Walmart shooting: What happened
Authorities responded to an active shooter scenario on Thursday night, Evansville Central Dispatch has confirmed. According to dispatch, this occurred at the Evansville Walmart on South Red Bank Road.
The initial call was received at 9:59 p.m. According to Sgt. Anna Gray of the Evansville Police Department, when police arrived, they entered the building right away. Deputies and police officers from the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office also rushed to the incident, searching the building for the shooter.
According to Vanderburgh County Sheriff Noah Robinson, “we immediately created a team with the Evansville Police Department, and we started looking for the threat.”
You might remember the Columbine model from years ago, which describes how to contain a situation by securing the location while awaiting reinforcements. We no longer follow that model. To reduce the number of fatalities when there is active firing, we rush to the threat and eliminate it.
Threat has been neutralized and is in custody. Officers clearing the area to tend to possible victims.
— Evansville Police (@EvansvillePD) January 20, 2023
Who was the suspect?
According to police, the male suspect started shooting at policemen as soon as law enforcement reached the structure. Several police officers exchanged gunfire. According to Gray, the shooter would open fire before fleeing and leading the police inside the store.
|Multiple police are on the scene of a confirmed active shooting that took place at Indiana Walmart inside a breakroom with the suspect shooting his boss in the face and shooting multiple people the suspect has been killed.
UPDATE: Witnesses are reporting the suspect with a bag went inside a break room shot his former boss in the face and then started to shoot other people police say there’s no longer an active shooter situation or threat as the suspect is confirmed dead.
The shooter was killed by gunfire. The threat has been eliminated, said EPD. According to Sgt. Gray, at least one victim of gunfire was taken to the hospital, but there may be further casualties. The victim’s injuries are unknown at this moment in terms of their seriousness.
Police should be contacted by anyone who was in the business or was hurt during the event, according to officials. When more information becomes available, we will update this report.
The following statement was made on the incident on Thursday by Walmart officials:
The horrible violence that took place at our Evansville store has stunned the whole Walmart family, and we are currently thinking of our associate. We’ll do everything we can to help our colleagues deal with this tragedy when we learn more. We appreciate the efforts of the neighborhood first responders and will cooperate with the police as they do their inquiry.
This investigation is still in progress according to the police in Evansville. To learn more about this case’s progress, check back to Medico Topics later.
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