EVANSVILLE, Ind. ( Associated Press) – A 25-year-old man opened fire at a Walmart store in Indiana where he previously worked, injuring at least one person before being fatally shot by police officers, officials said Friday. .
The shooter was identified as Ronald Ray Mosley II by Sergeant Anna Gray of the Evansville Police Department. Gray reveals that Mosley previously worked at the store in the southwestern Indiana town.
Police Taylor Merris said Friday that at least one victim was a female employee. Police have not released his name, age or the severity of his injuries. The Evansville Courier & Press reported that but Merris said the victim “was able to speak when she was removed from the scene.”
Evansville Police and Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s officers responded to a call about a man shooting at the store around 10 p.m. Thursday. Merris said customers and employees tried to hide or flee before officers arrived. The uproar went on for about 15 minutes.
“Many policemen were searching for the culprit. And he could be back at any moment,” Merris said, describing the body cam footage as “disturbing.”
According to Merris, body camera footage reviewed by police shows Mosley tried to leave the store but was confronted by officers at the door. Mosley re-enters the store and is killed during the shootout.
“When the agents entered, they were trying to locate the suspect and he was moving throughout the store. He was firing at the policemen and moving forward. So it didn’t just fall in one area inside,” he said.
Gray said at this time police do not know how many other people Mosley shot in addition to the employee and there may be other victims who fled the scene.
Evansville, a city of about 116,000 people fronting the Ohio River, is located 172 miles (276 km) southwest of Indianapolis.