A man opened fire at a Kroger supermarket in Tennessee on Thursday afternoon, shooting 13 people.
Twelve people currently have “very serious injuries,” and one is dead, according to Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane.
“With a broken heart, I have to stand here before you today,” Lane said in a press conference Thursday afternoon.
Lane said the shooter had died from a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was found dead in the rear of the store by officers, police said in a statement.
“We found people hiding in freezers and in locked offices, and they were doing what they were trained to do,” Lane said.
The shooting happened around 1:30 p.m. at the supermarket in Collierville, a suburb of Memphis.
“He shot off about 12 shots as I got to my car,” wrote Jason Lusk, who’d been at the supermarket and posted some videos from the scene on Facebook.
Multiple videos and photos on social media show a man on the roof of the supermarket with a gun, but it is unlikely that was the shooter. At the press conference, Lane said police had “extradited an employee from Kroger from the roof.”
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