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Shooting at Atlanta Kroger Food Store: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Shots were fired in a Kroger foodstore at 455 Grayson Highway in Lawrenceville, Georgia, about 30 miles northeast of Atlanta, reports WSB-TV.

This is a breaking story so please stay tuned for updates.

Here’s what we know so far:


1. Customers Hid in Freezers

The shooting is reported to have happened inside the store. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, terrified customers and staff sought shelter in the store’s freezers. There was an altercation before the shooting.


2. Two People Are in Hospital

Lawrenceville Police Captain Greg Vaughan said two people have been taken to hospital Both victims were shot, reports Fox Atlanta with CBS Atlanta reporting that both victims are female, their conditions are referred to as “undetermined.”

One person has been arrested in relation to the shooting, according to WSB-TV reporter Tony Thomas.


3. Grocery Stores Are Swamped As Atlanta Prepares For a Winter Storm

Shooting at Kroger in Lawrenceville

Abandoned vehicles line the Cumberland Boulevard exit ramp along I-75 North during the winter storm January 30, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. After drivers were stuck and abanonded their vehicles during a winter storm that snarled roads and highways thoughout the region, the roads have thawed and owners are begining to recvover their cars. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

With the Governor of Georgia declaring a state of emergency due to inclement weather, grocery stores all across the state have been overrun with people anxious to pick up supplies.


4. The Mall is Surrounded

There is major police presence around the mall.


5. The Store Contains a Bank and a Pharmacy

The Kroger has an in-store pharmacy and Bank of America. It’s open seven days, 24 hours.

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