Sep 23, 2021 - Politics & Policy

1 dead, 14 injured in shooting at Kroger grocery store near Memphis

One person was killed and 14 others were injured Thursday in a shooting at a Kroger grocery store in Collierville, Tenn., near Memphis, the town's spokesperson Jennifer Casey said, per CNN.

What they're saying: "I've been involved in [police work] for 34 years and I have never seen anything like [this]," Police Chief Dale Lane said at a press conference.

  • "The entire Kroger family offers our thoughts, prayers and support to the individuals and families of the victims during this difficult time," a Kroger spokesperson said in a statement, per CNN.

Why it matters: Thursday's incident is the 517th mass shooting of 2021, per the Gun Violence Archive. The archive defines a mass shooting as having four or more people shot or killed.

  • Last year, the Gun Violence Archive recorded 600 mass shootings compared with 417 from 2019.
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