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2 Walmart employees killed in shooting at Southaven, MS store

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SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (localmemphis.com) – Four people have been shot, including a police officer at Walmart in Southaven.

Our sister station in Memphis, Local 24 News has confirmed that two employees were shot and killed early Tuesday morning, one outside the store, the other inside.

According to Baptist DeSoto, the police officer who was shot, was hit in his bulletproof vest and was not injured.

The suspect was shot by an officer and is hospitalized in unknown condition.

A Walmart employee told Local 24 News that the shooter is a former employee who worked at the store for 25 years before recently being fired.

The shooting happened around 6:30 or 6:45 a.m. at the Walmart store on Southcrest Parkway off Goodman Road.

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