GROVEPORT, Ohio (WCMH) — A female victim and male suspect are dead after a Monday morning shooting at an industrial warehouse in Groveport on Toy Road, according to multiple law enforcement agencies.
Groveport police laid out the full account of what occurred in a 12:37 p.m. update. Agencies said multiple calls came in between 5:22-5:24 a.m. from SK Foods at the 3300 block of Toy Road on a report of an active shooter.
Police say a male suspect came into the locker area of the warehouse and shot a woman multiple times before leaving. The shooting was a domestic situation, according to Groveport police.
The woman was taken to Grant Medical Center. She was later pronounced dead.
The suspect fled the warehouse and climbed a utility pole down the road near Alum Creek Drive. He died as a result of electrocution from the power lines, police said. Both the man and woman were employees of the warehouse through a temp agency.
The firearm used in the shooting has not been found, according to police.
Dozens of people were evacuated from the facility as Columbus Divisions of Police and Fire, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, and county units from Obetz and Groveport responded. The investigation is ongoing.
FCSO SWAT units searched the facility Monday morning to make sure there was no active threat after the evacuation.
SK Food Group’s manufacturing facility in Groveport employs 600 people. The company released a statement at 10:38 a.m. about the shooting.
“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
The company also added that it activated its employee assistance program for workers who were interested in a phone consultation with mental health professionals after the shooting.
The police departments were assisted at the scene by Hamilton Township and Madison Township fire/EMs.