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Police at the scene of a shooting at a supermarket in Tennessee. AP/PA Images
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One person killed and 12 injured in Tennessee supermarket shooting

One person was killed in the incident and a police chief also said the shooter died of a “self-inflicted gunshot wound”.

A SHOOTER OPENED fire at a supermarket in the US state of Tennessee, killing at least one person and injuring 12 others before he shot himself dead, police said.

The incident occurred at a Kroger grocery store in Collierville, a suburban town east of Memphis.One victim was killed, while the shooter died of a “self-inflicted gunshot wound,” Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane told reporters.

Lane said some of the victims had “very serious injuries” and cautioned that the toll from the tragedy could rise.

Multiple forces including S.W.A.T. teams converged on the supermarket to secure the area, with police going aisle to aisle to help employees and shoppers evacuate the building, Lane said.

He described a “horrific” scene at the store, where officers “found people hiding in freezers and in locked offices”.

Lane said the shooting was under investigation by the FBI and other agencies.

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