3 Dead, 10 Injured in Shooting at Arkansas Grocery Store

A gunman opened fire at an Arkansas grocery store Friday, killing at least three and wounding several others, authorities said.

The deadly incident unfolded just before 11:40 a.m. CT at the Mad Butcher in Fordyce, a small town about 70 miles south of Little Rock, state police Director Mike Hagar said at a late-afternoon news conference.

Law enforcement officers at the scene of a shooting at the Mad Butcher grocery store in Fordyce, Ark

Eleven people were wounded, including the three who died, the Arkansas State Police leader said. Two officers were also injured but had non-life-threatening injuries.

Some of the eight surviving civilians were in “extremely critical” condition, Hagar said.

The shooter, treated in custody for non-life-threatening injuries after exchanging gunfire with officers, was identified Friday night as Travis Eugene Posey, 44, of New Edinburg, a community about 11 miles east of Fordyce.

The exact circumstances and motives behind the shooting are still under investigation, but authorities are working to bring the perpetrators to justice. The incident highlights the ongoing issue of gun violence in the United States and the need for stricter measures to prevent such tragedies from occurring in the future.


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