Shooting Outside Arkansas Grocery Store Leaves Two Dead and Eight Injured

Shooting Outside Arkansas Grocery Store Leaves Two Dead and Eight Injured

Two people have been killed and eight others, including a police officer, injured following a shooting outside a grocery store in Arkansas.

Law Enforcement Responds to Mad Butcher Grocery Store

Law enforcement agencies rushed to the Mad Butcher grocery store in Fordyce on Friday morning after receiving reports of a shooting.

State Police Confirm Casualties and Injuries

State Police reported that nine civilians were shot, with two succumbing to their injuries. A law enforcement officer was also hit but sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Suspect Critically Injured and Taken Into Custody

Officials stated that the shooter was critically injured after being shot by law enforcement and has been taken into custody.

Shootout Involved Groups with AR-15 Style Weapons

Sources informed the Southeast Arkansas Times that the shootout began between two groups armed with AR-15 style weapons.

Quick Detainment of Suspect

Dallas County Sheriff Mike Knoedel confirmed to THV11 that the suspect was quickly detained.

Video Footage Captures the Chaotic Scene

Video footage posted on social media shows multiple gunshots being fired in quick succession, with car alarms sounding in the background.

Eyewitness Account of the Aftermath

The person recording the video noted someone lying in the parking lot after being shot, with the camera capturing this distressing scene.

Reports of Multiple Active Shooters

A Dallas County Courthouse employee told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that at least four active shooters were involved, though authorities have not confirmed the exact number.

Governor Sarah Huckabee Sand’s Statement

Governor Sarah Huckabee Sand posted on X, expressing her gratitude to law enforcement and first responders and extending her prayers to the victims and those affected.

On-the-Scene Reports and Ongoing Investigation

Reporters at the scene noted shell casings scattered on the ground and a medical helicopter arriving. Multiple agencies, including the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office and Arkansas State Police, are actively investigating.

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