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3 dead, multiple others injured in shooting at Arkansas grocery store

The shooting occurred at the Mad Butcher grocery store in Fordyce, Arkansas. A suspected shooter is in custody with non-life-threatening injuries.
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Posted at 2:51 PM, Jun 21, 2024

Three people were killed in a mass shooting Friday at a grocery store in Fordyce, Arkansas, authorities said.

Fordyce is about 70 miles south of Little Rock, the state's capital.

Arkansas State Police said at least 10 other civilians were shot, along with two law enforcement officers who engaged the suspect.

The injuries to the civilians reportedly range from critical to non-life-threatening. The two police officers who were shot suffered injuries that were not considered life-threatening, police said.

Police did not immediately say whether the shooting occurred inside or outside the store.

The suspected shooter was wounded in the shootout with police, but their injuries are not considered life-threatening, and they are in custody. Police identified the suspected shooter as 44-year-old Travis Eugene Posey of New Edinburg.

He's been charged with three counts of capital murder, while other charges are still pending. Police have not said anything about a possible motive.

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee-Sanders thanked first responders for their quick actions.

"I am thankful to law enforcement and first responders for their quick and heroic action to save lives," she stated on X. "My prayers are with the victims and all those impacted by this horrific incident."

White House Spokesperson Jeremy M. Edwards said federal law enforcement is assisting with the investigation. White House representatives said President Joe Biden had been briefed on the situation and would continue to receive updates.