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1 killed, 12 injured in shooting at Kroger in Collierville, Tennessee

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A gunman opened fire inside a Tennessee grocery store on Thursday, killing one and injuring 12 others, authorities said. The gunman was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, they said. 

Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane confirmed Thursday evening that one victim is in the intensive care unit and another is in surgery. The extent of the others’ injuries is not clear.

Police responded to reports of an active shooter around 1:30 p.m. local time at the Kroger in Collierville, a suburb located about 30 miles east of Memphis. Lane said officers searched every aisle and room inside the supermarket, helping the injured and bringing out several employees who were still hiding.

“This scene is horrific, I’ve been involved in this for 34 years and never seen anything like it,” Lane said. There were no additional threats to the community, he said, and an additional press conference was scheduled for Friday morning.

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Investigators are working to determine whether workplace violence was a factor in the Kroger shooting, two law enforcement sources told CBS News. The investigators are looking into whether the deceased shooter may have been a disgruntled employee, the sources said. The situation is fluid and changing, the sources said, and there does not appear to be a connection to terrorism. 

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Emergency personnel respond to a shooting at a Kroger supermarket in suburban Memphis, Tennessee, on September 23, 2021.

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