A man and a woman were shot and killed outside of the Wal-Mart in Salem early Sunday morning

SALEM, Ohio - A man and a woman are dead after they were shot outside of the Salem Wal-Mart in Columbiana County early Sunday morning.

The City of Salem Police Department said they received a 911 call around 2:40 a.m. of reported shots fired outside of the store located at 2875 East State Street.

Upon arrival, officers located a deceased female and male in the southeast parking lot of the store. A Ruger 9mm semi-automatic handgun was also located near the male.

Several witnesses have been interviewed and store security video is being analyzed.

The investigation is being handled by Salem Police Department Detectives with assistance from the Columbiana County Coroner's Office and BCI.

Further details are expected to be released as they become available.

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