Shooting Inside Tennessee Kroger Leaves 13 Shot, One Dead


Thirteen people were injured and one person was killed after a shooting broke out at a Memphis, Tennessee suburb grocery store Thursday afternoon. The shooting took place in the Kroger grocery store at 240 New Byhalia Road in Collierville, Tennessee.

According to WREG Memphis, multiple witnesses report hearing at least a dozen shots. Some customers made it out of the store. Employees had others take shelter in the cooler, witnesses said.

Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane confirmed 13 people were shot, and one person killed. The suspected shooter also is dead, possibly from a self-inflicted gunshot, Lane said.

The suspect’s vehicle is still parked and is being investigated.

Lane said officers entered the store just after 1:30 p.m. and found multiple people shot, and employees in hiding. He could not comment on whether the shooter was an employee, saying it was under investigation.

Lane said officers and a SWAT team entered the grocery store going aisle to aisle to rescue employees – some of whom were hiding in the freezer.

Lane called it “the most horrific event that occurred in Collierville history.”

Collierville High School was put on lockdown amid the shooting but that has since been lifted.

According to multiple on-the-ground reporters, ambulances were seen entering Regional One Hospital in Memphis. The hospital reported it saw nine patients, four in critical condition and five non-critical.

Multiple law enforcement agencies were on scene, including the Memphis Police Department who helped secure the perimeter. The ATF and FBI were also assisting with the investigation.

Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn has commented on the shooting, writing on Twitter, “Our office has been in contact with ATF, TBI, and local authorities on the ground, and we are closely monitoring the situation in Collierville. We are praying for all of the victims.”

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Kaitlin Housler is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected]
Photo “Kroger Store” by Dwight Burdette. CC BY 3.0.







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4 Thoughts to “Shooting Inside Tennessee Kroger Leaves 13 Shot, One Dead”

  1. Ms Independent

    Why hasn’t the shooter been identified? Oh, wait, I’ll solve the puzzle Pat…

    1. Tim Price

      We know why, don’t we?

  2. Mark

    This will only intensify until the fraudulent gov takes all your means to protect yourself and family. Use your tools or die as fools!

  3. Chris

    This happened a few blocks down the street from our house

    I’m worried that I may know some of the victims