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1 dead, multiple people injured in mass shooting at supermarket in Memphis

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Authorities arrived minutes later at 1.34 and began helping victims.

1 dead, multiple people injured in mass shooting at supermarket in Memphis
1 dead, multiple people injured in mass shooting at supermarket in Memphis

Two medical helicopters were flown into the area to evacuate victims.

Those who were injured were taken to area hospitals and their conditions range from minor to extremely serious, authorities said.

1 dead, multiple people injured in mass shooting at supermarket in Memphis

Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane said in a press conference: “It breaks my heart to have to stand before you today.

1 dead, multiple people injured in mass shooting at supermarket in Memphis

“We’ve had an incident here in Collierville that has occurred all over the country.”

Lane added: “This is the most horrific event to happen in Collierville history.”

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Both customers and employees were among those injured, Glenda McDonald, an employee at Kroger told FOX13 Memphis.

1 dead, multiple people injured in mass shooting at supermarket in Memphis

While McDonald wasn’t injured, she was shaken. She only heard a gunshot and ran out the door, she told the Fox affiliate.

1 dead, multiple people injured in mass shooting at supermarket in Memphis

“We found people hiding in freezers, in locked offices. They were doing what they had been trained to do: run, hide, fight,” Chief Lane told reporters at the scene.

1 dead, multiple people injured in mass shooting at supermarket in Memphis
1 dead, multiple people injured in mass shooting at supermarket in Memphis

Police engage shooter at the scene

Brignetta Dickerson, a 33-year-old Kroger employee, told reporters that she saw one of her coworkers shot in the head and a customer shot in the stomach after the gunfire began in the deli.

Authorities said the shooter turned the gun on himself after killing one person and injuring multiple people.

1 dead, multiple people injured in mass shooting at supermarket in Memphis

The Shelby County Sheriff’s office is helping with the investigation. Law enforcement officials believe the gunman acted alone.

1 dead, multiple people injured in mass shooting at supermarket in Memphis
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