Crime Watch 8

2 dead after shooting at gas station off I-65 near Lafayette

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WISH) — Two people are dead after a Sunday evening shooting that happened at the Family Express on Old State Road 25.

The Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting incident happened about 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Family Express, a gas station and convenience store at 3015 Old State Road 25. That’s just off I-65.

The Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call of shots fired at the store around 7:20 p.m. When TCSO got on scene, one person was dead inside the station and one armed suspect was outside by the gas pumps.

Deputies then attempted to catch the suspect when shots were fired and the suspect is now dead.

WLFI’s Anna Darling reported it was not immediately clear if the man shot himself or was shot by someone else.

Indiana State Police later took over the investigation from the sheriff’s office.

There was no longer any threat to the public, WLFI reported.

Sheriff Bob Goldsmith said Sunday night deputies did not immediately have any more details.

WLFI is a newspartner of WISH-TV.