SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – Officials say two people are dead and a police officer and a suspect were shot at a Walmart in the northern Mississippi city of Southaven, a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee.
Local media reports both of the people who died Tuesday morning were Walmart employees. One person was found dead in the store and another found dead in the parking lot.
The suspect was taken to a Memphis hospital. His condition wasn’t reported.
Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto says the officer was hit in his bulletproof vest and not seriously injured.
The Walmart is in a shopping complex in Southaven, just south of Memphis. A massive police presence surrounded the store Tuesday morning.
Walmart employees joined a prayer circle outside. The company didn’t immediately respond to phone calls and information requests.