GROVEPORT, Ohio — The Groveport Police Department is continuing to investigate a deadly domestic situation where two people died at a warehouse Monday morning.
Just before 5:30 a.m., officers from Groveport and other agencies were dispatched to SK Food Group located on Toy Road on report of an active shooter.
Upon arrival, officers learned that the incident involved a woman and a man who were both temporary employees at the facility.
Police say the man approached the victim in the locker area of the business and shot her multiple times before fleeing the building.
The woman was taken to Grant Medical Center in critical condition and was later pronounced dead.
After fleeing the building, police say the suspect ran into the middle of the street and laid in the street for cars to run over him. After the cars stopped, he climbed a utility pole down the road was killed after coming into contact with the power lines.
The facility was evacuated shortly after the shooting and a SWAT unit with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office swept the building to check for additional victims or threats.
No other employees were injured, according to police. Once cleared, the employees were allowed back inside to retrieve their belongings.
Police also said it appears there was an attempt by the suspect to shoot himself and there was some sort of failure on his part or by the weapon.
The firearm involved in the incident has not been recovered.
The names of the victim and suspect have not been released as no next of kin have been notified at this time, according to police.
Statement from SK Food Group
“Our concerns and thoughts are with our team members who were affected by this terrible incident – the two team members involved directly in the incident as well as our work family, at large. At this time, we can confirm that both individuals involved are deceased. We are doing everything that we can to cooperate with the authorities, and cannot comment further on the situation. As more information becomes available, it will be shared, as appropriate.
SK Food Group has enacted its Employee Assistance Program, which provides access to 24/7 phone consultation with licensed mental health professionals for any team member that feels they may benefit from those services. Additional support and services are also available. For further inquiries, contact Sue Reninger, spokesperson at SK Food Group at 614.204.8086.”
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