Family identifies woman killed in Collierville Kroger mass shooting

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. — The family of the woman killed in a mass shooting in Collierville, Tenn., Thursday released a statement hours after losing their loved one.

Fourteen people were injured and two people, including the shooter, were killed at the Collierville Kroger Thursday afternoon.

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Her family has identified the woman who was killed as Olivia King.

The family released this statement Thursday night.

Our family is devastated by this senseless act of violence. We ask that you pray for the repose of the soul of our mother, Olivia King. We also ask everyone for their prayers for all families and friends affected by the events today, as well as for God’s mercy on the shooter and his family. Thank you.

Olivia’s son Wes King shared this photo of his mother with her youngest son, Greg King.

Assistant Superintendent of Collierville Schools Jeff Jones said Ms. Olivia King served as a parent volunteer in the library at Crosswind Elementary in the late 1990′s before joining the staff as library assistant.  In 2004, she was hired as financial secretary at Collierville Elementary, where she served until 2010.  Her three sons—Jason, Wes, and Greg—all attended schools in Collierville.  Their father, USNR (RET) CDR Mark Gregory King, died in 2005.

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