Tennessee Kroger shooter was a worker, employees claim

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Tennessee Kroger shooter was a worker, employees claim

The maniac who opened fire inside a Kroger in Tennessee Thursday, killing one person and wounding a dozen others, is believed to have been an employee of the supermarket, according to reports.

A current worker at the store, along with the relative of another, recognized the shooter who turned the gun himself after the horrific afternoon bloodshed at the chain’s Collierville location, according to WMC.

A police source also told ABC 24 that the shooter was a worker who had been fired this morning.

The mass shooting sent shoppers and employees running for their lives, hiding in freezers and locked officers to escape the madman.

“It’s horrible,” Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane said at a press briefing. “I’ve been involved in this for 34 years and I’ve never seen anything like it.”

It is believed the shooter acted alone. When police arrived, he was found in the back of the store dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police guard the crime scene following a shooting at a Kroger's grocery store in Collierville, Tenn., on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021.
The alleged gunman who fatally shot one person and wounded others at a Kroger was reportedly recently fired from the supermarket.
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Law enforcement officers gather outside the Kroger's grocery store in Collierville, Tennessee on September 23, 2021.
Law enforcement officers outside the Kroger’s in Collierville, Tennessee, on Sept. 23, 2021.
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People embrace following a shooting at a Kroger's grocery store in Collierville, Tenn.
People embrace outside the store after the shooting.
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Authorities said the shooter turned the gun on himself after killing one person and injuring 12.
Authorities said the shooter turned the gun on himself after killing one person and injuring 12.
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Kroger's employees gather in the parking lot of the supermarket after a shooting in Collierville, Tennessee on September 23, 2021.
Kroger’s employees gather in the parking lot of the supermarket after the shooting.
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During another press conference Wednesday night, Lane would not confirm reports that the shooter was a worker at the store.

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