3 dead, 10 wounded in mass shooting at Arkansas grocery store, police say

Three people were killed and 10 others were injured in a shooting at an Arkansas grocery store late Friday morning, according to state police.

The shooting occurred around 11:30 a.m. local time at the Mad Butcher market in Fordyce, about 70 miles south of Little Rock, Arkansas State Police Director Mike Hagar said at a news conference. He said there was only one lone suspect involved.

A total of 11 civilians were shot as well as two police officers who sustained non-life threatening injuries during an exchange with the suspect. Some victims were critically injured, Hagar added.

The suspect was also shot by police officers and taken into custody, Hagar said.

There are no further active threats to the public

Arkansas governor releases statement on the shooting, praises law enforcement response

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders released a statement on X Friday afternoon, saying that she is communicating with law enforcement on the matter.

"I have been briefed on the tragic shooting in Fordyce, and I’m in constant contact with State Police at the scene," Sanders said. "I am thankful to law enforcement and first responders for their quick and heroic action to save lives. My prayers are with the victims and all those impacted by this horrific incident."

USA TODAY contacted the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office and Dallas County Sheriff's Office for additional comment.

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