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Police Release Video From Active Shooting In Tennessee Kroger

Collierville, TN – Police have released bodycam video of the mass shooting inside a Kroger grocery store last fall that left one woman dead and 13 more people wounded before the gunman turned his weapon on himself (video below).

Collierville police received the first 911 call reporting the gunman at about 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 23, 2021, WREG reported.

Security video from outside the Kroger located in the 200-block of New Byhalia Road showed that 29-year-old Uk Thang pulled his vehicle up in front of the grocery store and unloaded a rifle and a backpack from his vehicle, WATN reported.

Police said Thang was a Kroger employee who had gotten into an argument with another staffer earlier in the day and had been sent home from work as a result.

Store security video showed Thang entered the store about a minute after he arrived and started shooting at people.

Video showed employees and customers screaming and running for their lives to get out of the store.

Thang went through the store looking for people and found several hiding from him in the self-checkout area, WATN reported.

Video showed the gunman continued shooting and reloaded his rifle near self-checkout.

A security video from the back of the store showed people escaped onto the loading dock, including one woman on a scooter, just seconds before Thang followed them out and opened fire with a handgun, WATN reported.

Thirty seconds later, Thang walked back into the store holding his gun and eventually shot himself before police arrived on the scene about five minutes after the shooting began.

Fourteen people were shot before the gunman took his own life, WATN reported.

Olivia King died of her gunshot wounds, WHBQ reported.

Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane called the shooting at the Kroger grocery store the most horrific event to happen in Collierville’s history.

The store reopened in November of 2021, WHBQ reported.

Watch the mass shooting unfold in the video below. WARNING – Graphic Content:

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Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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