BREAKING: 3 Dead, 10 Injured After Man Sprays Bullets at Grocery Store in Arkansas

NYPD police car. (Credit: Michael Förtsch on Unsplash)

Information has just come in on a tragic event that happened on Friday morning in a town in Arkansas, where a man, armed with what media reports are describing as a rifle, sprayed bullets into the front of a grocery store, killing three and injuring 10, including the shooter and two police officers. 

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via the NYT:

Three people were killed and 10 others injured in a shooting on Friday morning at a grocery store in Fordyce, Ark., the police said.

A shooter opened fire at the Mad Butcher grocery store in Fordyce in Central Arkansas about 11:30 a.m., the Arkansas State Police said in a statement.

The shooter, whose name was not released, was shot by the police and injured before being taken into custody, the police said.

Ten people, including two law enforcement officers, were injured in the shooting. The officers had injuries that were not life-threatening. Mike Hagar, the director of Arkansas State Police, said at a news conference that the shooter’s injury was not life-threatening.

Hagar added that while some of the injuries were non-life threatening, others were “extremely critically” injured in the heinous attack.

Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders released a statement shortly after the shooting, via an X post:

If you can't see the post, it reads: 

I have been briefed on the tragic shooting in Fordyce, and I’m in constant contact with State Police at the scene. I am thankful to law enforcement and first responders for their quick and heroic action to save lives. My prayers are with the victims and all those impacted by this horrific incident.

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One employee of the Mad Butcher store could be considered a hero, leading some of his fellow employees to safety:

Matt Gill was in the Mad Butcher, working his shift as a butcher, when he heard the pops.

“Everybody was like ‘What’s that noise?’” Mr. Gill, 38, said in an interview. “I said ‘Ma’am, that’s shotgun. We got to go.’”

Mr. Gill said he led his co-workers out of the back of the store, but a few store clerks got separated as they fled.

There is no information at the time of this writing on the identity or motive of the suspect. Please consider praying for everyone affected by the shooting in Fordyce, Arkansas, tonight.

As this is a breaking story, RedState will provide updates as they become available.

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