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EVANSVILLE, Ind. − Authorities say a man opened fire inside an Indiana Walmart on Thursday night, injuring at least one person before he was 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 Gray..
“He would shoot at officers and move,” Gray said. “He was all throughout the store.”
The department posted an alert to social media at 10:12 p.m., asking the public to avoid the area. Minutes later, the police department tweeted that the “threat had been neutralized.”
Gray said the suspect was shot and killed by police at the scene, and that the suspect had fired back at officers “multiple times.” Police have not released the shooter’s identity.
Gray said one victim was alive at the scene and taken to a hospital. She had no information on the victim’s condition and could not confirm whether the injured person was an employee or a customer.
The department said there could be as many as 50 witnesses to the incident. Dozens of officers from the Evansville Police Department, Vanderburgh County Sheirff’s Office, and Indiana State Police were on the scene, with ambulances also parked in front of the store.
“A lot of people were fleeing,” Gray said. “We do ask that any witnesses call in if they have information.”
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