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Supermarket Shooting Leaves Two Dead in Kentucky

Kentucky (October 25, 2018): A gunman on Wednesday killed a man in a supermarket and a woman in the parking lot before fleeing in his car, police said.

The suspect was taken into custody shortly afterwards and there were no further injuries, Jeffersontown Police Chief Sam Rogers said in a news briefing outside the store.The victims appeared to have been targeted at random and police did not have a motive for the shooting around 2.30 PM EDT (1900 GMT) at the Kroger Co supermarket in Jeffersontown, about 24 kilometres (15 miles) from downtown Louisville, Rogers said.

“It does appear she was a random victim out in the parking lot,” said Rogers. Asked if the male victim in the store was also killed at random, Rogers said. “It does appear to be possibly the case.”Rogers said an armed bystander exchanged gunfire with the suspect after he walked out of the supermarket.

The name of the suspect has not been released.

“Thanks to the quick response of the local police department, the suspect was apprehended and our store is secure,” Kroger said in a statement.

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