07.30.2019

2 people killed, officer hurt in shooting at Mississippi Walmart, days after San Jose shooting

2 people killed, officer hurt in shooting at Mississippi Walmart, days after San Jose shooting (Photo: Micaela Watts / The Commercial Appeal)

Two people were killed Tuesday in a shooting at a Mississippi Walmart in Southaven, and a suspect who is a former employee was in custody, Southaven Police Chief Macon Moore said. 

A police officer was injured and taken to the hospital but is expected to be OK. The officer was hit in his bulletproof vest and not seriously hurt, according to Moore.

Both victims are reported to be Walmart employees; one was found dead in the store and another dead in the parking lot. DeSoto County Sheriff Bill Rasco said the shooter was an employee until Monday. 

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