All too familiar these days, and no less frightening.
Reports are emerging that an active shooter has taken hostages at a Walmart store in Texas. Details are still coming in, but here’s what we know so far.
Per KFDA, The Amarillo Police Department is reporting an active situation at the Amarillo Walmart at 4215 Canyon Drive. Early reports indicate an armed man is inside the store.
APD and several other agencies including DPS, Amarillo Emergency Management and Randall County are on scene. There are unconfirmed reports of a possible hostage situation. Police are searching for a Somalian man wearing Kahki pants.
ABC7 Amarillo: "Witnesses have stated that the shooter was an employee that took another employee hostage."
— reported.ly (@reportedly) June 14, 2016
— Local 12/WKRC-TV (@Local12) June 14, 2016
Live stream of hostage situation in Amarillo: https://t.co/8A6JpK2kTL
Shooter Somalian employee of the store. No injuries, but in progress.
— Alison Arkin (@Cronikeys) June 14, 2016
And there’s another unconfirmed but disturbing detail being reported:
Breaking: Active Shooter Situation At Walmart In Amarillo Texas. Witnesses Say He Is Somali, Shouting In Arabic…https://t.co/9uU3hyGykk
— Weasel Zippers (@weaselzippers) June 14, 2016
UPDATE: SWAT TEAM SHOOTS ARMED SUSPECT WHO TOOK HOSTAGES AT AMARILLO, TEXAS WALMART; POLICE SAY SUSPECT APPARENTLY DEAD
[Note: This article was compiled by Michele Hickford]