Three Dead, 10 Injured in Arkansas Grocery Store Mass Shooting

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Written By Angela Angela






Three people were killed and 10 injured in a mass shooting at a grocery store in Arkansas on Friday, authorities said.

The suspect, who was shot by law enforcement, will be charged with capital murder, Arkansas State Police said.

Police responded to the shooting at the Mad Butcher grocery store in Fordyce, about 70 miles south of Little Rock, at about 11:30 a.m.

Three civilians were killed and eight civilians were injured, some critically, police said. Two law enforcement officers were also shot but had non-life-threatening injuries.

Including the 13 civilians affected, the suspect was also shot by law enforcement and treated for non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The suspect, 44-year-old Travis Eugene Posey from New Edinburg, is being held at the Ouachita County Detention Center. He will be charged with three counts of capital murder, with more charges possible, police said.

The situation is under control, police said.

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she has been briefed on the shooting.

The FBI is sending personnel to assist state and local police.

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