Thirteen people were shot and one person was killed in a shooting at a Kroger in Collierville, said Police Chief Dale Lane.
The shooter is also dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Lane said.
Police are trying to confirm reports of other injuries now, Lane said.
A spokesperson for Regional One Health said the hospital was expecting patients and would provide more information when more details about patient numbers and patient conditions were available.
A spokesperson for the Baptist Memorial Health Care system said one person had been brought to a Baptist hospital in relation to the Collierville shooting.
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital has no patients in the hospital from the scene and is not aware of any patients planning to arrive, spokesperson David Henson told The Commercial Appeal at 2:30pm.
The Memphis Police Department is assisting with securing the perimeter and scene, the department said on social media.
A shelter-in-place on all Collierville Schools was lifted under consultation from the Collierville Police Department that the scene is secure. The schools are proceeding with normal operations of dismissal.
Glenda McDonald, who works in Kroger’s floral department, said she was not injured but was shaken.
McDonald said she walked out of the back office to the floral counter when she heard something that sounded like a gunshot.
“I just ran out the door,” McDonald said. “I left my purse, my keys, everything.”
She said she is not sure how many people were injured, but she believed she saw a bagger and some customers get shot before fleeing.
Manny Reis, 49, was driving down Poplar just as police began to arrive on the scene:
“Tons and tons of cop cars flying towards the back entrance of the Kroger on the street that runs behind it and they blocked it all off, and then they’re all opening up their trunks and grabbing shotguns. And then they all started swarming around,” Reis said.
Outside of the Kroger he said he saw someone without a shirt that was carried away by four paramedics on the scene.
“There were some people out. There was somebody without a shirt on,” Reis said. “So I don’t know if that person got injured, was shot I don’t know. I know at one point I did see them basically, like four people go over to that person and pick that person up and carry them away from that area.”
He also said that they grabbed him by each of his limbs to carry him away.
This is a developing story and will be updated.