A shooting at a car dealership in Willoughby Hills, Ohio injured two police officers and a man on Thursday, Sept. 28
The shooting took place about 2 p.m. at the Classic BMW dealership located in the 2500 block of Som Center Road just south of the Interstate 90 interchange, Cleveland.com reported.
Willoughby Hills Police Chief Christopher J. Collins told reporters at a press conference that management at the dealership called officers over a “customer problem.”
“Upon making contact with the guy, there was some conversation between the male, the white male and the officers; and at some time during that contact, the suspect drew a handgun and shots were fired,” Chief Collins said.
Collins said the suspect drew his gun inside the dealership, and the officers did the same. But he did not say who shot first as the incident remains under investigation.
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The chief said that both officers were shot and were currently in a stable condition. He also said that both officers were wearing bulletproof vests, but did not reveal where on the body they were shot.
“The suspect was also apparently shot and at this point, we believe he is in a stable condition,” Collins told reporters.
The two officers identities have not yet been revealed as of Thursday, Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. But Collins said that one is a 25-year veteran of the department and the other is a 3-year veteran.
The identity of the suspect has also not yet been revealed.
Employees told police that they had not seen the man before he entered the dealership on Thursday afternoon, Collins said.
Both the officers and the suspect who entered the dealership are expected to survive, Collins said. The three are being treated at local hospitals and their conditions are considered “stable,” he said.
No one else was hurt in the shooting.
Live video below from Cleveland.com shows the scene of the incident.