Police on scene of ‘reported shooting’ at Walmart in Amarillo, Texas


AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Officers responding to a reported shooting Tuesday at a Wal-Mart store in Amarillo found no confirmed gunshot victims and described the incident as a possible “workplace violence event.”

The Amarillo Police Department released a statement saying officers made their way inside the store and there was “no shooting ongoing at this moment.” Police said officers responded to the scene amid reports that an armed person was at the store and may have had hostages.

The city released a statement saying emergency officials were “on the scene of an active shooter incident” at the store and there was no immediate word of injuries. Police urged residents to avoid the area

Authorities didn’t immediately say what may have prompted the incident in Amarillo, a city in the Texas Panhandle. Some nearby streets were closed as a precaution, including an off ramp to Interstate 27.

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