NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio – Two people are dead after a shooting Sunday morning at a grocery store in North Olmsted, Ohio, police say.
Update 3:15 p.m. EDT June 25: North Olmsted Police Department confirmed a Giant Eagle employee who was identified as Susan Peterson, 63, was found shot to death by Bernard Smith, 60, WOIO reported.
Investigators say the two used to be married and have been separated, the news outlet reported.
Giant Eagle released the following statement to WOIO following the incident.
“We are shocked and deeply saddened that such a senseless act of violence occurred in one of our stores. Our top priority remains the safety of our Team Members and our Guests. We are grateful for the quick response of local authorities and are committed to providing all available resources to law enforcement to assist in their ongoing investigation. Our thoughts and hearts are with all of those affected by this terrible tragedy.”
It is unclear what led up to the incident.
Original Story: In a news release, the North Olmsted Police Department confirmed that just after 9:30 a.m., officers were called about shots fired at a Giant Eagle grocery store at 27264 Lorain Road.
Preliminary investigation shows that a man shot a woman and both are deceased, police say.
Police say it is unclear how the two people knew each other.
North Olmsted Police Chief Bob Wagner said the shooting is being investigated as a murder-suicide, WOIO reported.
The names of the deceased have not yet been released due to next of kin notifications.
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