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UK Thang is identified as the suspected gunman of the Kroger Shooting incident. Authorities said it was a third-party vendor for Kroger.
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.
He was 29 years old.
The shooting happened Thursday afternoon at the grocery store at 240 New Byhalia Road.
Thirteen people were shot, one fatally, according to police. Others were treated for anxiety after the shooting, police said.
On Friday, authorities continued to process the crime scene at the grocery store, and the evidence gathered from Thang’s home.
The grocery store remained closed, and counsellors were being made available to workers, Kroger said. Police said about 44 workers and an unknown number of customers were in the store at the time of the shooting.
Of the 15 injured, 10 were Kroger employees.
Several of the injured remained in critical condition as of Friday.
UK Thang Killed
According to police, UK Thang, the man named as the suspect in the Kroger shooting, was 29 years old. His birthday was Oct. 17, 1991.
In a Friday morning news conference, Thang was described as a third-party vendor of Kroger, Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane said.
Police have not given any information about a possible motive in the shooting. A police source previously told ABC24’s Brad Broders that Thang had been fired earlier in the day. Lane would not confirm that in Friday’s news conference.
Thang had what was described by Lane as “misdemeanour arrests, but nothing for violence or anything like that.”
Police executed a search warrant at Thang’s home. Evidence taken from the house was being processed as of Friday, Lane said.
Thang is thought to have acted alone, police said.
Thang died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.