New Delhi: In a shocking incident reported on Monday, a gunman who was later neutralised stormed into a Walmart store in Amarillo, Texas and supposedly took at least two hostages.
As per the Amarillo Police Department, the suspect has been shot dead by the APD SWAT team. The hostages are safe.
Investigators confirmed the incident as law enforcement officers rushed to the scene.
Some of the officials reported that at the time they had entered the Walmart there was no ongoing shooting.
One of the onlookers added that helicopters and roughly 20 police and emergency vehicles rushed to the store. However, a nearby bank and a day care centre reportedly went on lockdown as police has closed nearby streets off I-27.
“Please avoid the area so that officers can focus on the scene and not traffic,” the Amarillo Police Department requested the citizens.