At this time police do not believe that the shooter knew any of the victims. The investigation is ongoing and as new information develops it will be distributed.
Statement from Martin's officials
Martin’s Super Markets located at 3900 E. Bristol St. in Elkhart will remain closed today after the tragic events of last night. “The entire Martin’s family is saddened by this tragedy,” says Rob Bartels, Martin’s President and chief executive officer. “We will be offering counseling services to employees today and for as long as necessary. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families involved and the entire community. Additionally, we would like to thank everyone in the community for all your thoughts and prayers,” Bartels said.
Martin’s has been and will continue to coordinate with police authorities as necessary. “We know that the quick response from Elkhart Police saved lives, and for that we will be forever grateful. We appreciate the professional way in which both the Elkhart and Indiana State Police have handled the situation,” Bartels said.
Martin’s Super Markets was founded in 1947 and currently has 21 stores in South Bend, Mishawaka, Granger, Elkhart, Goshen, Plymouth, Nappanee, Logansport and Warsaw, Indiana, and Niles, Stevensville and St. Joseph, Mich.