Police Seek Person of Interest in NW Indiana Walmart Shooting

Police say that at least two people were injured in a shooting at a Northwest Indiana Walmart on Sunday evening. 

Authorities were called just after 7:30 p.m., police say. Witnesses say that a man opened fire in the parking lot of the store, striking two people. 

Those victims ran inside the store and the gunman fled the scene, police say.  They are now being treated at a local hospital, but their condition is unknown at this time. 

According to the Times of Northwest Indiana, eyewitnesses say there were at least 12 shots fired in the incident.  

Later on Sunday, police released a surveillance image they say is of a person of interest in the shooting. No one is in custody. 

Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor cautioned people not to rush to judgment on the shooting, and said there are inaccurate details being circulated. 

"There are so many false and inaccurate comments being made on Facebook in regards to the incident at the Hobart Walmart on Route 30," he said. "Please refrain from posting comments that are rumors or unconfirmed comments. The Police are on the scene and conducting an investigation." 

In a statement issued by a Walmart spokesman, the company says they are aware of the incident and are cooperating with the investigation. 

The safety of our customers and associates is always a top priority," the company said. "We take what has been reported seriously and are currently working with law enforcement." 

According to the NWI Times, the FBI and Hobart Fire Department are assisting in the investigation. 

Stay tuned to NBC 5 for more information on this developing story. 

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