At Least Two Dead, 13 Injured in Shooting at Kroger Supermarket in Tennessee

At least two people died and 13 more were injured in a shooting at a Kroger supermarket in Collierville, Tennessee, police said.

The suspected shooter was one of the dead with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the police.

Police said that there were “very serious” injuries among those brought to the hospital.

A cashier told ABC-affiliated WATN-TV channel that the gunman came into the grocery store shooting, hitting an employee in the head, another employee in the cheek, and a customer in the stomach.

“It’s horrific. We hate that it happened,” Police Chief Dale Lane said.

Lane said they found people hiding in freezers and in locked offices when the gunfire broke out at about 1:30 p.m. local time in the store located in 240 New Byhalia Road.

Lane also said they extracted one employee from the roof.

The suspected shooter’s car remains in the store parking lot and resources were coming in to conduct a safety inspection, the police said.

The investigation is ongoing and authorities are working with witnesses to understand what unfolded before the shooting and to determine a motive.

“At this time, there are no known threats to the Collierville community and our department is working diligently to prevent further violence,” the police said.

In a statement quoted by ABC News, a Kroger spokesperson said that the store will remain closed due to the ongoing investigation.

The store has also initiated counseling services for its associates, the spokesperson further said.


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