A gunman described as a disgruntled Walmart employee fatally shot two co-workers and wounded a police officer before he was shot and arrested Tuesday at a Walmart store in northern Mississippi, authorities said.
Walmart shooting: 2 dead, 2 wounded in Mississippi

Southaven Police Chief Macon Moore said the man, whom he did not name, shot a Southaven police officer, who was protected by a bulletproof vest and suffered minor injuries. The chief said a second Southaven officer shot the suspect, who was then taken for surgery to a hospital in neighboring Memphis, Tennessee.

Both the people killed were Walmart employees, Moore said. Employees told The Associated Press that the first was shot in the parking lot, and the second was shot inside the store.

The suspect has been identified as a disgruntled employee who had a personal grievance with a manager, Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite said, but their name was not released.

Both the suspect and a responding officer were shot and treated at local hospitals, authorities said.
The officer "was saved by his [bullet-resistant] vest," Southaven Police Chief Macon Moore said.

The condition of the suspect at the Regional One trauma center has not been released.
Walmart issued a statement offering condolences to the victims and their families.

Walmart shooting: 2 dead, 2 wounded in Mississippi

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