Olympia Fields Walmart: Employee wounded inside Supercenter, no suspect in custody

A female security guard was wounded inside the Walmart Supercenter in Olympia Fields Saturday morning.

At about 9:42 a.m., police responded to a call of shots fired. 

Once on scene, they located a victim who was conscious, and alert.

She was transferred to a local hospital in good condition. 

Medical personnel from the hospital later told police that the wound to the woman's head was not from a gunshot, Olympia Fields Police Chief Blasingame said in a news conference Saturday afternoon.

Detectives determined that one gunshot was fired.

Originally, police believed the woman was shot, however, after evaluation, it is believed the woman hurt her head during the incident.

There was a struggle between the security guard and individuals, who police believe were committing a retail theft.

Police believe this to be an isolated incident, and do not believe there is a threat to the community.

No suspect is currently in custody.


Illinois State Representative Debbie Meyers-Martin released the following statement following the call of shots fired:

"We here in the Southland are saddened by the news of the Olympia Fields Walmart. As the former Mayor and current resident of Olympia Fields, I have developed  a great relationship with many of the employees who operate the store. They are like our second family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the female employee who was wounded in this tragedy. We are all steadfast in our hearts that she survives her injuries and makes a full recovery."

We reached out to Walmart for a statement, and the company said they are "currently working with law enforcement" on this matter.

Digital note: Police originally believed the employee was shot, but it was later clarified that the wound to her head was most likely from hitting it on the ground during a struggle.