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Forrest City police confirm active shooter

MEMPHIS – An official with the Forrest City Police Department has confirmed officers are on the scene of an active shooter incident at the Walmart Supercenter in Forrest City, Arkansas.

Police confirmed at least three people had been shot.

Forrest City Police dispatcher Chastity Boyd told The Associated Press that three people were shot inside the Walmart. Boyd said she doesn’t know whether a suspect has been detained. Boyd did not have information about the extent of their injuries.

Bill Sadler with the Arkansas State Police said the department had been asked to investigate the incident at the Walmart but that state police had not been given authority to speak on behalf of Forrest City police and that he had no additional information.  

The Walmart Supercenter is less than 50 miles west of Memphis in eastern Arkansas.

“I’m scared,” said Kim Bery, an employee at an autoparts store across the street from the Walmart told the AP.

Bery said she could see a lot of police presence at the Walmart and that Walmart employees appeared to have been evacuated into the parking lot.

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