COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. — A gunman opened fire inside a Kroger in Collierville Thursday afternoon, leaving employees and customers running for their lives.
Forty-four employees were inside when the shots rang out. Some hid in freezers and locked offices.
Fourteen people were injured and one woman was killed. The gunman also died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, officials said.
FOX13 has been working to gather information about the victims of this tragic shooting.
Friday morning, officials at Regional One said they received eight patients after the shooting. One victim died.
Six people remain hospitalized. One is in serious condition.
One person was treated and released.
Three people had emergency surgery when they arrived at the hospital, officials said.
Officials praised the quick response of first responders and hospital staff who responded to help victims.
Among those injured, two went to Methodist, one went to St. Francis, one went to Baptist Collierville and one went to Baptist Memphis.
The person who went to Baptist Collierville has already been released.
On Thursday night FOX13 learned that person had taken themselves to the hospital after a panic attack.
On Friday morning, officials confirmed the person who went to Baptist Memphis was also released. Methodist confirmed one patient has been released, and the other patient is in stable condition.
The woman who died was identified by family members as Olivia King.
King’s son said he wanted the public to know his mother was shot in the chest.
Kroger released a statement Friday saying that the company is “heartbroken over the senseless violence” and praised the efforts of those who helped save others from tragedy.
FOX13 is working to learn more about the victims’ conditions and will update this story as we gather new information.
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