An active shooter situation has ended at a Walmart in Amarillo, Texas after a SWAT team shot the gunman, local police say.
The armed man was believed to be holding at least one hostage.
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The suspect has been shot by Amarillo police SWAT Team and “is apparently dead,” police said.
The Randall County Sheriff’s Office said: “The hostages were freed within the past half hour after the suspect was shot and killed by Amarillo Police Department SWAT team members”
Suspect has been shot by APD SWAT and is apparently dead. Hostages inside are safe https://t.co/gY8nVkbTml
— Amarillo Police Dept (@AmarilloPD) June 14, 2016
There have not been any confirmed gunshot victims inside the store, Amarillo PD said.
The City’s Office of Emergency Mgt., @AmarilloPD and @AmarilloFire are on the scene of an active shooter incident, Walmart, I-27 & Georgia.
— CityofAmarillo (@CityofAmarillo) June 14, 2016
The Randall County Sheriff’s Office says “several law enforcement agencies are currently on the scene with an armed subject,” adding that “there are reports the subject inside may have hostages.”
Police have not said if anyone is hurt but they have called for people to stay away from the area.
Active shooter and hostage situation at Walmart on Georgia and canyon eway. Don’t be a idiot and go look. Let APD and AFD do their job.
— Whit White (@K5WRW) June 14, 2016
Witnesses said the shooter was an employee who took another employee hostage, KVII reported.
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