Police identify Kroger store gunman in Tennessee

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Police identify Kroger store gunman in Tennessee
  • The identity of the Kroger store gunman is revealed.
  • Police said it was Uk Thang, apparently 29 years old.
  • They say he was a salesman and that he acted alone in the shooting.

After a scary shooting that traumatized dozens of customers in a Kroger store, the Police finally released the identity of the gunman who acted in Tennessee, they say it was vendor Uk Thang, according to information published by WFLA.

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Early research indicates that attacker Uk Thang did not have a specific objective and did not target anyone, but he was identified by Major David Townsend as Uk Thang and since yesterday, the investigators searched his house and took some devices to search them.

THE WOUNDED ‘FIGHT’ FOR THEIR LIVES

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As you will recall, UH Thang began firing at a Tennessee suburban supermarket on Thursday, killing one person and injuring 12 others, and was later found dead from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound in the grocery store. reported the authorities.

Derived from that, through a morning press conference, Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane reported that this Friday several people were in critical health and still fighting for their lives, however he did not give further details to the respect.

“WE ALL WANT TO KNOW WHY”

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However, the police chief was clear in saying that at the moment no more is known about it and the causes that led the shooter to carry out the action are being investigated: “We all want to know why,” said Lane. “But today, less than 24 hours, we are not ready to tell you that.”

Everything indicates that the UK Thang man acted alone and the fatality of the attack was identified as Olivia King. Friends told The Commercial Appeal that she was a widow and mother of three, which shocked society more than she experienced moments of anguish. Filed Under: Kroger Gunman

“THEY TRIED TO SAVE HER IN VAIN”

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Given this, Wes King, one of the woman’s children, posted on Facebook about the incident. He explained that he spoke to the trauma surgeon and learned that his mother was shot in the chest during the shooting at the mall.

“They tried to save her at the hospital to no avail,” he wrote. “I apologize for the graphic details, but this type of crime must stop being ignored and sanitized. Nobody deserves this ”, he said in a strong way to condemn the fact where more than a dozen people were injured. Filed Under: Kroger Gunman

Kroger Gunman: “AND HE KEPT SHOOTING”

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Within the investigations, other people joined the testimonies and one of them was Brignetta Dickerson, who told WREG-TV that she was working at a cash register when she heard what at first she thought were bursting balloons.

“And here he comes right behind us and he started shooting. And he kept shooting, shooting, shooting. He shot one of my co-workers in the head and one of my clients in the stomach ”, he confessed in the midst of great fear when he remembered what happened.

“NOBODY WANTS TO ENTER THAT SCENE”

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For his part, Lane explained how the reaction of the police occurred, said that officers of all ranks rushed into the building along with a lone firefighter who was off duty, but stressed that medical help was not long in coming. ..

“Nobody wants to get into that scene, I promise you,” Lane said. “I mean, there were people running out of that building, and there wasn’t a single blue uniform to hesitate, from bottom to top. We are trying to help, ”the police chief detailed in his official report. Filed Under: Kroger Gunman

Kroger Gunfighter: “I DROPPED TO THE FLOOR”

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For his part, Jason Lusk, 39, left a tool shop with Kroger and heard the shots, but did not see the attacker: “It sounded like they were directly over my head” and explained that he felt a concussion when he heard the shots. detonations.

In a verbatim way, he said about what happened: “When the shooting started, I threw myself to the ground in front of my vehicle to cover myself as much as possible and I instructed the people around me, panicking, trying to get into the cars, not to get inside. in their cars, but to hide ”.

Kroger Gunfighter: THE FACTS

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The shots were fired at a Kroger store in Collierville, a suburban community about 30 miles (50 kilometers) east of Memphis, Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane said. Thirteen people were shot and 12 of them were taken to hospitals, some with very serious injuries, he added.

Lane said police received a call at 1:30 pm about the shooting and arrived at the store within minutes, finding several people with gunshot wounds as they entered the building. He noted that a SWAT team and other agents searched aisle by aisle of the store to find people who took refuge or were still in hiding.

Kroger Gunman: “HIDDEN PEOPLE”

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“We found people hiding in the freezers, in closed offices. They were doing what they were told to do: run, hide, fight, “said the police chief without giving further details. A store clerk, Glenda McDonald, described the chaotic scene to WHBQ television.

“I was walking to the flower department and I heard a gunshot,” she said. “It looked like it came from the deli. I ran out the front door, which had already been shot at. And now I’m in the parking lot. And several people were shot, some customers and employees as well. I don’t know how many ”. Filed Under: Kroger Gunman

STUDENTS GOT SHOT

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The suspect’s vehicle was in the store’s parking lot and was still there as part of the investigation, Lane said, during the official report he gave to the media. The event shook society amid incessant attacks on schools and public places in the United States.

Just two days ago, at least one person opened fire from a moving car on students waiting at a school bus stop in Kentucky, resulting in the death of one and the hospitalization of another, police said. A third minor was injured by unknown means, authorities said. Filed Under: Kroger Gunman

IN THE BUS STOP

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A car passed and someone shot at the schoolchildren waiting at the stop west of downtown Louisville, Greater Louisville Police Major Shannon Lauder said during a news conference. He asked the population to present all information about the shooting.

“We had some young people who couldn’t even wait at a bus stop this morning without being shot. That is horrible and devastating, and we are going to dedicate all our resources to discovering who did this, ”he said. Filed Under: Kroger Gunman. With information from AP

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