2 employees killed, 2 others injured in shooting at Mississippi Walmart

Two dead in a shooting at a Walmart in Memphis

According to reports, a "disgruntled" employee shot two other employees at a Walmart in Mississippi.

Police Chief Macon Moore said two employees were at work when they were killed.

The incident rattled the community of Southaven 15 minutes south of Memphis, Tennessee, and home to 55,000 people.

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad later responded for a report of a suspicious package inside the store.

Walmart released a statement, saying their hearts are with the victims and their families.

Gales' father told local station FOX13 that the 38-year-old father of three was a Walmart employee for nearly over 15 years and was recently promoted to department manager. It was not immediately clear why they required medical attention.

Both the people killed were Walmart employees, Moore said.

Jones said he saw the body of a store manager on the floor as they ran out of the store. "Pop pop pop pop - more than a dozen shots", Odom told CNN. A massive police presence surrounded the store Tuesday morning.

Phil Cox, a 70-year-old Walmart customer, told NBC News he had just left the store when he heard gunshots near him.

One witness to the police response tweeted, "Something serious just happened at Southaven Wal-Mart". The officer was taken to Baptist Hospital Desoto and is expected to be okay after the bullet hit his vest. And the motive for the shooting remains a mystery.

Moore said about 60 employees were working at the time.

"We'll continue to focus on assisting law enforcement in their investigation and on supporting our associates", he added.



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