Update: WKYC reports that Willard's Police Chief has identified the lone gunman as 19-year-old Shawn Shuett. Police say Shuett killed himself after shooting one of two Family Dollar employees he held hostage. The woman who was shot was taken to Willard hospital. Police did not have information on her condition Wednesday night.
Officials in Huron County said an active hostage situation began in the city of Willard late Wednesday evening.
Reports indicate four people are being held hostage inside a Family Dollar store. A gunman is inside the store. No injuries have been reported.
Motorists are being asked to avoid US 224 near SR 103.