A former employee was fatally shot Thursday after he opened fire inside an Indiana Walmart, injuring one person, police said.
The former employee, identified Friday as Ronald Mosley II, “probably had some type of relationship to the victim in terms of being a co-worker,” Evansville police officer Taylor Merriss told the NBC affiliate. wfie Friday morning.
Police said the call about the shooting came in at 9:59 p.m. local time (10:59 p.m. ET). The victim, who has not been identified, was alive when officers arrived. She was taken to one hospital and then airlifted to another, Merris said. Her condition was unknown Friday morning.
The officers killed the shooter, who fired multiple shots at the officers, Sgt. Anna Gray said shortly after the incident in Evansville, a city of about 117,000 in southern Indiana near the Kentucky border.
“He was shooting at officers and moving” inside the store, he said. “It was not contained in a single indoor area.”
There were “numerous shootings inside and outside the building,” according to Merriss.
“We cannot stress enough that there could have been many more victims last night,” he said.
Investigators are trying to interview witnesses. Police have not said they know what type of weapon Mosley used.
Walmart said it would support its employees in the aftermath of the shooting and thanked first responders.
“The entire Walmart family is shocked by the senseless violence that occurred at our Evansville store, and our hearts go out to our associate at this time,” the company said.
The Evansville shooting occurred nearly two months after a night manager killed six other workers and injured at least half a dozen more at a Walmart in Virginia.
Andre Bing, 31, who took his own life after opening fire on his co-workers on November 22, worked the night shift at the Walmart Supercenter in the city of Chesapeake and was a long-time employee the company said at the time.
It was the deadliest store shooting since May, when a racist white man gunned down 10 black people at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, according to an NBC News tally.
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