Two people killed in shooting in Kentucky grocery store
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Two people killed in shooting in Kentucky grocery store

Suspect has been detained, but police have not identified the shooter or the motivation for the killings

Employees wait outside the entrance of a Kroger grocery following a shooting that left two people dead and a suspect in custody, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Jeffersontown, Ky. A man fatally shot another man inside a Kroger grocery store, shot and killed a woman in the parking lot, and then exchanged fire with an armed bystander who intervened before he fled the scene on the outskirts of Louisville, Kentucky, on Wednesday, police said. He was captured shortly afterward. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Employees wait outside the entrance of a Kroger grocery following a shooting that left two people dead and a suspect in custody, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Jeffersontown, Ky. A man fatally shot another man inside a Kroger grocery store, shot and killed a woman in the parking lot, and then exchanged fire with an armed bystander who intervened before he fled the scene on the outskirts of Louisville, Kentucky, on Wednesday, police said. He was captured shortly afterward. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

JEFFERSONTOWN, Kentucky (AP) —Police said two people have died in a shooting at a Kroger grocery store on the outskirts of Louisville, Kentucky and one suspect was detained.

Jeffersontown Police Chief Sam Rogers confirmed the deaths at the store Wednesday. He said two people were dead — one inside the store and one outside.

Eric Deacon, an emergency medical technician who was shopping at the store when gunfire broke out, said he heard a “loud bang.”

“It almost sounded like a pallet hitting the floor,” he told WDRB-TV in Louisville.

Deacon said he saw two men run out of the store into the parking lot, shooting at each other. He said he saw a woman in her mid-50s or early 60s get hit as he was calling 911, and he ran to help her.

“I looked at her and she was, she was gone,” he said. “I knew there was nothing I could do.”

As police officers swarmed the scene and blocked off the area with yellow crime tape, a man identified by the Louisville Courier Journal as Tim King stood in the parking lot waiting for his wife to come out. He said he drove to the store after she called him sobbing to tell him what had happened.

A Kroger employee wipes away tears following a shooting that left two people dead, and the subject in custody, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Jeffersontown, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

“I said, ‘What’s wrong?'” King said in a video posted on the newspaper’s website. “And she said, ‘There’s someone shooting up here.'”

King said his wife said she heard popping noises, then someone ran around a corner and said, “Oh my God, he’s killed her.”

Customers were moved to the back of the store, she said.

“It’s just a very, very scary situation,” King said.

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