Shooting at Tennessee Kroger Injures 13, Kills 1, Suspect Also Dead

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Yesterday, a man shot 13 individuals at a Kroger store in Collierville, Tennessee.

One of the individuals who was shot has died and the killer ended his own life. Four of the other individuals who were shot are in critical condition according to WATN 24 in Tennessee.

Reports are that the man who did the killing was a former disgruntled employee.

The Collierville Police Department put out the following response to the shooting:

On September 23, 2021, at approximately 1:30 p.m., the Collierville Police Department received a call regarding an active shooter at Kroger located at 240 New Byhalia Road in Collierville. Information from callers that a male individual was armed with a weapon shooting at others inside the store. First officers on the scene encountered multiple shoppers and employees, some shot by the suspect. Officers located approximately 13 individuals suffering from injuries including gunshots. Emergency medical personnel from the Collierville Fire Department arrived to assist with providing medical aid to those in need. All victims have been transported to area hospitals.

At this time we believe that a single suspect is responsible for the attack. He was in the rear of the store with what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound and is dead. One other victim has also died.

“This is a horrible tragedy in Collierville. Our hearts go out to the victims, families, and friends involved in this senseless tragedy. Please keep our community in your thoughts and prayers,” said Chief Dale Lane. “At this time, there are no known threats to the Collierville community and our department is working diligently to prevent further violence.”

The Collierville Police Department has been joined in the investigation by local, state, and federal agencies. This is an ongoing investigation. We will release additional information as it becomes available.

As the victims try to console themselves with this tragedy, gun owners are once again anticipating the gun control crowd’s typical reaction to the killing.

The gun control crowd always uses any tragedy such as this as a chance to try and restrict the 2nd Amendment.