At least nine injured in mass shooting at Kroger supermarket in Memphis
- Mass shooting took place in Kroger supermarket in Collierville, Tennessee
- At least nine people were shot, according to initial reports
- Several ambulances rushed victims to Regional One Hospital
- Customers were seen running out of store while employees took cover in cooler
One person has been killed and 12 others were wounded in a mass shooting at a supermarket in the Memphis, Tennessee region on Thursday.
The shooter killed himself after the rampage, according to authorities.
Initial reports indicated that multiple people were injured in a shooting at a Kroger in Collierville, a suburb just east of Memphis, according to Fox 13 TV.
The Collierville chief of police said the department received a report of an active shooter at 1:30pm.
The condition of the victims is not known as of 4pm Eastern time.
Several witnesses reported hearing at least a dozen gunshots. A number of customers fled the store while employees too shelter in the cooler, according to reports.
SWAT team officers helped the employees run to safety.
A Fox 13 TV reporter witnessed three victims on the ground, though their condition is not known.
Two medical helicopters were in the area to evacuate victims, according to witnesses.
The shooting was reported at the Kroger supermarket on Byhalia and Poplar Avenue in Collierville.
First responders have arrived at the scene. Several individuals have been rushed to the hospital, WMC-TV reported.
Schools in the region were placed on lockdown.
An active shooter has been reported at a supermarket in the Memphis, Tennessee region with witnesses saying that several people were wounded
A massive presence of law enforcement officials was seen at the Kroger supermarket in Collierville, Tennessee on Thursday
Initial reports indicate that at least nine people were shot
Parents of students at Collierville High School received a message indicating that there was a shooting off-campus.
A lockdown was announced but it has since been lifted.
The ATF is heading to the scene and will be helping with the investigation.
Manny Reis, 49, was driving down Poplar Avenue when he saw several police cars arrive.
‘Tons and tons of cop cars flying towards the back entrance of the Kroger on the street that runs behind it and they blocked it all off, and then they’re all opening up their trunks and grabbing shotguns,’ Reis told Memphis Commercial Appeal.
‘And then they all started swarming around.’
A spokesperson for Regional One Health said the hospital was expecting patients.