The shooter was also found dead, Lane said.
At least one patient was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital’s location in Collierville, spokesperson Kimberly Alexander told Fintech Zoom. She would not provide any information on the condition of the patient.
Around 1:30 p.m. CT, Collierville Communications Center received a 911 call about an active shooter at the Kroger, Lane told reporters outside the store. The department’s first patrol car arrived four minutes later and other units began to flood the area, according to the chief.
When officers entered the store, they found people who had been shot. A SWAT team, patrol officers and other command staff members went aisle to aisle and room to room, bringing out employees who were hiding and helping the injured victims, Lane said.
Several employees were found hiding in freezers or locked in offices. “They were doing what they had been trained to do: Run, hide, fight,” Lane said.
The chief said he was part of a team that brought a Kroger employee down from the top of the building.
“At this time, we have still have a couple of active scenes that we are working. The suspected shooter’s vehicle is in the parking lot and we are waiting on some additional equipment to get here, to be able to safely check that vehicle as well as some property that’s on him,” the chief said.
Town spokesperson Jennifer Casey told The Commercial Appeal newspaper she did not know the extent of the victims’ injuries.
This is a developing story and will be updated.