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2 People Fatally Shot at a Kroger Grocery Store in Kentucky, Police Say


Two people were shot and killed during a shooting at a Kroger grocery store in Kentucky, Jeffersontown police chief Sam Rogers told reporters. He said they got 911 calls about shots fired at the location, and they dispatched officers.

Cops arrived, and determined that a male suspect entered the store, and opened fire at a male victim, the chief said. The shooter then left the store, and then opened fire at a female victim.

Both victims died, Rogers said. At some point, the suspect encountered an armed bystander, the chief told reporters. Gunfire allegedly ensued, but no one was struck, he said.

Officers apprehended the suspect. The investigation is still ongoing, and Rogers said he had no direct knowledge of what statements the shooter has made. He didn’t know about the motive. Under questioning by reporters, he said that preliminary information suggested that this may have been a random shooting.

His account doesn’t match another man’s story. A witness told WDRB reporter Valerie Chinn that he saw two people in a shootout. An elderly woman was fatally injured in the crossfire, he said.

“Thank to the quick response of the local police department, the suspect was apprehended and our store is secure,” Kroger said in a statement. They are referring questions to law enforcement.

Several dozen people were reportedly at the location during the shooting.

Note: This article has been updated with additional information.

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