A 25-year-old man opened fire at a Walmart store in Indiana where he once worked, injuring at least one person, authorities said Friday.
The gunman was identified as Ronald Ray Moseley II by Sgt. Anna Gray of the Evansville Police Department. She said Mosley had previously worked at the store in the city in southwest Indiana.
Officer Taylor Merris said Friday that a female employee was injured when Mosley opened fire Thursday night.
Police did not immediately release the name or age of the victim or the extent of her injuries. But Merris said that “when she was taken away from the scene she was able to talk”. Evansville Courier & Press Reported.
Police said Evansville police and Vanderburgh County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an active shooter at the store around 10 p.m. Thursday.
Merris said customers and employees tried to hide or flee before officers arrived and entered to search for the shooter as he walked around the store.
“There were several officers looking for the perpetrator. And he could be coming around the corner at any moment,” said Merris, who described the body camera footage as “terrifying.”
Gary said that during the encounter several members of law enforcement returned fire and the gunman was killed.
“When the officers went inside, they were trying to locate the suspect and he was all over the store. He would fire at the officers and move on. So it was not confined to just one area inside,” she said.
Gray said police did not immediately know how many people were shot by Moseley besides the female employee, adding that there may have been additional victims who fled the scene.
Authorities asked anyone who left the scene with the injured, no matter how small, to contact emergency medical services.
Walmart said in a company statement that: “The entire Walmart family is shocked by the senseless violence at our Evansville store, and our hearts are with our colleague at this time,” the broadcaster reported. “As we learn more, we will do everything we can to support our colleagues in dealing with this tragedy.”
The Associated Press sent an email seeking comment from Walmart.
The city’s police department said in a tweet that a news conference was being planned for Friday.
Evansville, a city of approximately 116,000 residents, is located 172 miles (276 km) southwest of Indianapolis on the Ohio River.
a Walmart manager in Chesapeake, Virginia, Six people killed in November When he began shooting wildly inside a break room before a routine staff meeting two days before the Thanksgiving holiday. Six people were also injured. The assailant shot himself before officers arrived.