Mass shooting at a Kroger store in Collierville, Tennessee


One was killed and at least twelve were wounded in a shooting Thursday afternoon at a Kroger supermarket in Collierville, Tennessee, about 30 miles east of downtown Memphis. The victim killed in the shooting was identified by her family as Olivia King. After alert a SWAT team entered the supermarket and went aisle to aisle to rescue employees , some of whom were hiding in the store’s freezer. 44 employees were in the store at the time of the shooting. Multiple law enforcement agencies were on scene, including the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and the Memphis Police Department. Emergency medical personnel from the Collierville Fire Department also arrived to assist. The company has initiated counseling services for its employees.


Collierville High School was put on lockdown amid the shooting. Law enforcement sources close to the investigation confirmed to FOX13 the shooter was a disgruntled employee. He have been also pronounced dead of what police believe is a self-inflicted gunshot. It was the most horrific event to happen in town’s history, authorities appreciated. Two months ago, the Collierville Police Department went through training to prepare for a situation of this magnitude. Collierville High School students are asked to wear maroon Friday “as a sign of solidarity with Dragon Nation and the entire Town of Collierville.” Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has released a statement on Twitter.