WASHINGTON: A shooter opened fireplace Thursday at a grocery store close to Memphis, Tennessee, killing at the least one particular person and injuring 12 others earlier than he shot himself lifeless, police mentioned.
The rampage occurred at a Kroger grocery retailer in Collierville, a suburban city east of Memphis.
One sufferer was killed, whereas the shooter died of a “self-inflicted gunshot wound,” Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane informed reporters.
Lane mentioned a few of the victims had “very critical accidents” and cautioned that the toll from the tragedy may rise.
A number of forces together with S.W.A.T. groups converged on the grocery store to safe the realm, with police going aisle to aisle to assist workers and consumers evacuate the constructing, Lane mentioned.
He described a “horrific” scene on the retailer, the place officers “discovered individuals hiding in freezers and in locked places of work.”
Lane wouldn’t say whether or not the assailant was a Kroger worker, however added that the capturing was below investigation by the FBI and different businesses.
Mass shootings and different gun violence are large issues in the USA, points that gun management advocates say are fueled by the prevalence of firearms and comparatively lax gun legal guidelines.