One useless and 13 injured in a taking pictures at a Kroger in Tennessee
Today an unfortunate tragedy struck a Tennessee community due to gun violence. It had previously been announced that a Kroger grocery store had been shot at in Collierville, Tennessee, outside of Memphis. All eyes were on Twitter as Collierville began to evolve, as details emerged that at least one person died and 13 others were injured in the shootings.
According to ABC News, the shooting occurred around 1:30 p.m. when the shooter opened fire. Police said people in the store hid in freezers and locked themselves in offices. An employee fled to the roof and was finally safely removed by the police. A cashier gave Memphis-based ABC subsidiary WATN details of what happened during the filming. She said she ran into a back room with customers when the shooter fired. The cashier remembered the gunman punching an employee in the head, a customer in the stomach, and another employee in the cheek. After that, she said the shooter left but continued to open fire.
Kroger, the seventh largest US-owned private employer in the United States, released a statement through a spokesman. “The entire Kroger family offers our thoughts, prayers and support to the individuals and families of the victims during this difficult time. We are working with the local law enforcement agencies who have secured the shop and parking lot. ”The statement went on to say that the shop will remain closed while the police investigation continues and they have started advisory services for their staff.
Although there was no news about the cause of the shooting, officials said the unidentified shooter died from what they believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. There is currently an updated number of at least 14 people who have visited local hospitals. Five of them are in critical condition while one has been discharged, hospital staff confirmed.
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