A man armed with a .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun shot and killed an employee and a customer at a Martin's Super Market in Elkhart, Ind., Wednesday night.
Police killed the shooter, identified as 22-year-old Shawn Walter Bair of Elkhart.
“The entire Martin’s family is saddened by this tragedy,” said Rob Bartels, Martin’s president and CEO, in a statement. “We will be offering counseling services to employees today and for as long as necessary. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families involved and the entire community. Additionally, we would like to thank everyone in the community for all your thoughts and prayers.”
Reports say Bair entered the store around 9:30 p.m., roaming the aisles for 30 minutes. Around 10:05, he shot Krystle Dikes, a 20-year-old employee who was stocking shelves. In another aisle, Bair shot at an employee who was able to escape. He then killed shopper Rachelle Godfread, 44.
The shootings come two months after an employee of a Kroger in Louisville, Ky., was shot and killed in the store parking lot in what police called a targeted killing. A coworker was arrested in connection with the crime.
In August 2012, an employee of a Pathmark store in Old Bridge, N.J. shot two of his co-workers and then killed himself.
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