2 Walmart employees killed in shooting at Southaven store

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In this image provided by WREG-TV, Walmart employees join in a prayer circle outside the store Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Southaven, Miss. DeSoto County Sheriff Bill Rasco says one person is dead and a suspect was shot. (Jerrita Patterson/WREG-TV via AP)

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (localmemphis.com) – Four people have been shot, including a police officer at Walmart in Southaven. Local 24 News has confirmed that two employees were shot and killed early Tuesday morning, one outside the store, the other inside.

According to Baptist DeSoto, the police officer who was shot, was hit in his bullet proof vest and was not injured. The shooter was shot by an officer and is currently at Regional One, condition unknown.

A Walmart employee told Local 24 News that the shooter is a former employee who worked at the store for 25 years before recently being fired. The shooting happened around 6:30 or 6:45 at the Walmart store on Southcrest Parkway off Goodman Road.

Local 24 News has a crew on the scene.

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