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GALLERY: Mass shooting at Collierville Kroger claims the life of 1, injures over a doezen

Published: Sep. 23, 2021 at 3:28 PM CDT
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COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. (WMC) - A mass shooting at a grocery store in Collierville over a dozen people and claimed the life of one.

The shooting happened at around 1:30 p.m. at Kroger on New Byhalia Road.

Initially, Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane said 12 victims were taken from the grocery store to nearby hospitals. A 13th victim arrived at a hospital by private vehicle and one of the victims died.

Area hospitals later reported treating up to 15 victims.

So far, Regional One Hospital has reported it has nine victims from the shooting. Four victims are in critical condition and five are non-critical. One patient was treated at Baptist Collierville and has been released. Two patients are being treated at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. One of those patients was rushed to surgery and the other is in stable condition. Two patients are at Baptist Memphis and are in good condition.

The suspect is dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The suspect’s identity has not been released.

A current employee, who was off Thursday, said his co-workers recognized the shooter as a Kroger employee. A family member of another employee also said the shooter was a Kroger employee.

Stay with Action News 5 on air and online for more details about the shooting as they become available.

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