Olivia King Wiki – Olivia King Biography
Olivia King is identified as the woman who died in the Kroger shooting. Police on Friday said the gunman in a shooting at a Kroger grocery store that killed one and injured 14 others was a third-party vendor for Kroger who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
She was 70 years old.
Collierville Police Department Chief Dale Lane said in a press briefing Friday that a total of 15 people were shot, including 70-year-old Olivia King, who died from her wounds, and are in stable condition.
Ten of the victims shot were Kroger employees, and five were customers, Lane said.
Lane confirmed that the suspected shooter was a lone gunman. He had some minor changes in his criminal history. “I believe misdemeanour arrests but nothing related to violence,” Lane said.
He said officials served a search warrant at the alleged shooter’s home at a local apartment complex Thursday evening, seizing electronics and other evidence, and one additional person was questioned.
Police have not released a motive or said what type of gun was involved.
Olivia King Killed
King’s family identified her as the victim killed, and they believed she had gone to church for daily mass Thursday morning before shopping at the store.
“Our family is devastated by this senseless act of violence. We ask that you pray for the repose of the soul of our mother, Olivia,” one of her sons, Wes King, told ABC News. “We also ask everyone for their prayers for all families and friends affected by the events today, as well as for God’s mercy on the shooter and his family. Thank you.”
All 44 employees at the store at the time of the shooting have been accounted for, Chief Dale Lane said at a press briefing Thursday evening, noting that the crime scene was “significant.”
Police said that some hid in freezers and locked offices when the gunfire broke out at about 1:30 p.m. local time. One employee fled to the roof and was escorted to safety by police.
The suspected shooter is also dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.
Authorities identified the suspected gunman Friday as UK Thang, 29, a third-party vendor for Kroger.