Kroger Shooting Live Updates: Multiple Injuries Reported at Kentucky Grocery Store

A shooting at a Kroger Supermarket in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, left multiple injured on Wednesday afternoon, the Louisville Courier-Journal first reported.

UPDATE 5:40 P.M. ET - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released a statement following the shooting at Kroger Supermarket in Jeffersontown, Kentucky. He asked for the community of Louisville to pray for the victims and thanked law enforcement for their responses.

"My staff and I are closely monitoring the situation at the Kroger in Jeffersontown. As we continue to learn more about the events that took place, Elaine and I ask the entire Louisville community to join us in praying for the victims and their families. We would like to thank the brave men and women of law enforcement who responded with professionalism and secured the scene."

UPDATE 5:32 P.M. ET - Jeffersontown Chief of Police Sam Rogers told reporters on the ground that two people were pronounced dead on the scene. Rogers a man entered the store and shot at another man. Multiple shots were fired and the crossfire hit a woman in the parking lot, according to Rogers

"Jtown Chief of Police: man entered store, encountered man — fired multiple shots at him and left. In the parking lot, encountered a woman, shot her as well. Both pronounced dead at the scene," WLKY reporter Lauren Adams tweeted.

UPDATE 4:43 P.M. ET—Dispatchers told the Louisville Courier-Journal that as of 4:30 p.m., one person was taken to the hospital. The scene is completely secure, officials told the publication.

In an email to Newsweek, a spokesperson from the Kroeger Company said they are shocked by the incident and are cooperating with officials with their investigation of the shooting.

"We are shocked and saddened by the shooting incident that occurred around 2:30 pm today. Thanks to the quick response of the local police department, the suspect was apprehended and our store is secure," the statement read. "We are cooperating with law enforcement and assisting with their investigation. Our store is closed and will reopen after the investigation concludes. We are referring all other questions to law enforcement."

UPDATE 4:13 P.M. ET—On the ground reporter Valerie Chin of WDRB News tweeted that an EMT who was shopping in the supermarket at the time of the shooting said an elderly woman got caught in the crossfire of two men shooting at each other.

"Just talked to a man who is an EMT and was shopping and he saw two people shooting at each other and says an elderly woman was caught in the crossfire. He tried to do CPR on her, but says she died," tweeted Chin.

The shooter has been detained, but authorities still remain on the scene, according to the Associated Press.

Original story:

A MetroSafe dispatcher told Newsweek they have received multiple calls of a shooting incident at the Kroger located at 9080 Taylorsville Road in the city of Jeffersontown around 2:54 p.m. There are multiple people involved in the shooting but it is unclear how many people are injured. Police and authorities have cleared the scene of the parking lot but are still working on securing the area, according to the dispatcher.

No one was taken to the hospital as of 3:30 p.m., according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Multiple witnesses told WAVE they heard two bursts of gunfire inside the supermarket before they saw two men exchanging gunfire outside in the parking lot.

Newsweek has reached out to the Louisville Metro Police Department for comment but did not hear back in time for publication.

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