Amarillo Walmart Shooter Killed By SWAT; Hostages Reported Safe

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Update: The hostage situation appears to be over: the Amarillo Police Department just tweeted that the suspect has been shot by APD SWAT and is apparently dead. Hostages are safe.

Update: According to Breaking911, the scanner is reporting that the Walmart shooter is down. The site also is reporting that the shooter was an employee who took another employee hostage.

Update: The city of Amarillo just yesterday commented after learning of the shooting in Orlando over the weekend that it was prepared for active shootings.

From News Channel 10

The shootings in Orlando this weekend struck a nerve with people all around the world. But the incident also prompted the question...is a community like Amarillo prepared to handle a mass casualty situation?

 

"Over the years, through the emergency management program, we've spent a lot of time and effort in preparing our emergency plans to address those types of situations," says Emergency Management Coordinator Kevin Starbuck.

 

All city entities get together throughout the year to hold exercises simulating events like an active shooting.

 

"This is actually something that we do train for," says APD officer Jeb Hilton. "We've set up trainings with the fire department, with the ambulance services here and we've done group training with them for situations like this."

 

Luckily, Amarillo has never had to deploy an emergency staff of mass size and officials say they hope they never have to.

 

Update: the latest advisory from the APD:

AdvisoryAPD on scene with armed subject at the Walmart at Georgia and Canyon Drive. APD and several other agencies are on scene at the Walmart on georgia. There are reports of an armed subject inside who may have hostages. More info when it's available. Please avoid the area so that officers can focus on the scene and not traffic. Any media is asked to respond to the area of 42nd and Georgia

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According to WJLA, the Amarillo Police Department have confirmed an active shooter situation at the Walmart on I-27 and Georgia in Amarillo, Texas. Police are asking the public to stay away from the area so officers can focus on the scene instead of traffic. The shooter is believed to have taken hostages.

APD and other agencies are on the scene.

 

The ABC 7 news team have confirmed the Amarillo Police Department are evacuating people out of the West side of the building.
Developing story.

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ParkAveFlasher's picture

False flag festival, bitchez!

RockRiver's picture

A shooter in a Walmart???I am shocked!

 

With Walmart's high end clientele, who would have expected this?

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) RockRiver Jun 14, 2016 12:54 PM

Democrats sure are working hard to get the "gun control" voters out.

InjectTheVenom's picture

lemme guess, another radicalized Amish guy ? !

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) InjectTheVenom Jun 14, 2016 12:57 PM

Is that the Gay Walmart in Amarillo?

TruxtonSpangler's picture

Im guessing FBI has interviewed this shooter too and closed investigation.

chunga's picture

While Hill'rey is running for pResidont and Lavoy Finecum is still dead.

http://www.newschannel10.com/story/32218405/police-situation-at-amarillo...

Police are searching for a Somalian man wearing Kakhi pants.

ParkAveFlasher's picture

<< Dockers

<< Haggar Life Khakis

(these things count)

santafe's picture
santafe (not verified) bamawatson Jun 14, 2016 1:29 PM

If the shooter turns out to be a white male, he'll be classified as "deranged" or "criminal". If he turns out to be a Muslim (i.e., an Israeli Mossad agent posing as a Muslim), he'll be classified as a "terrorist". Welcome to the New America.

onewayticket2's picture

Broadcastify:  "in vehicle, there is a holster and arabic writing" "suspect" is "somali male"

J Jason Djfmam's picture

Let me guess.

He's from Minnesota.

Phoenix Pilgrim's picture

Monkey see! Monkey do! 

I am losing hope that one of these days I'll wake up on the planet I used to inhabit.

Dental Floss Tycoon's picture

Active shooter in Walmart??  I notice a high number of people carrying concealed in WalMart also Sam's Club.  And in Texas!!  I would be really surprised if several people did not return fire.

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LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) Dental Floss Tycoon Jun 14, 2016 1:24 PM

Side note: If you notice a high number of people CCing they aren't doing a very good job.

Cruel Aid's picture

Effin a got that right. That guy was a fool to think...

Implied Violins's picture

Sure glad he didn't try to shoot up a gun show. Some poor patriot would be facing lethal injection for saving lots of lives.

KnuckleDragger-X's picture

This is my home town and that particular Walmart is right next to a major refugee resettlement area. I don't know if that who is causing the problem, but I wouldn't bet against it. Of course we have our homegrown nut cases, so things will just have to shake out......

Chuck Walla's picture

When you say "major refugee resettlement area".  Do you mean Californians?

FORWARD SOVIET!

KnuckleDragger-X's picture

We've been taking in refugees for decades, and they've mostly worked out well and on a per capita basis, we are very high in population ratio. The problem now is that the government is shovin refugees down our throats with no say from the local or state governments. We are having to pay for Obozo's magic fairyland without any way to stabilize the incoming groups.....

Ghost of Porky's picture

But.. but... that's profiling!!!

Phoenix Pilgrim's picture

Same thing happening in Phoenix. We're told that we were selected as a Refugee City because we are special.

shovelhead's picture

As long as the Home of the 72 oz. Steak is ok. then America is safe.

TheMeatTrapper's picture

I am monitoring the scanner. The shooters car was parked in front of the Market side entrance in a handicapped spot. There was an empty holster in te console and papers with Arabic writing on them. The tag was registered to a man and woman with different last names, with the mans first name being "Mohammed". 

I personally monitored this traffic. 

The dispatch instructed the cops to not approach the car "until 940 was on scene". The cop replied that the car had already been cleared and secured. The dispatcher was upset and instructed the cop to secure the car "until 940 arrived". He replied that he and a State Trooper were sitting on the car. 

She was not happy. He was obviously annoyed with the bureaucracy and management. 

A friend who also monitored the scanner traffic texted me and said it would be interesting if the contents of the car would make it into the news or if it would be covered up. My Broadcastify feed showed over 38,000 listeners at that time, so a lot of people heard it. 

KnuckleDragger-X's picture

Depends on whether the Feds "take over" the investigation, whether we'll find out anything useful.......

RaceToTheBottom's picture

I will wait till I see the partially shot up passports before I form judgment.

tmosley's picture

Wonder what said shooter is going to do when the guys in the back open up the gun cabinets and start passing out rifiles?

Oh, that's right. Die.

War Machine's picture

yeah most people are far less brave than you seem to believe.

Rusty Shorts's picture

Let me guess, he's got an AR15 type rifle...

InjectTheVenom's picture

GO TO YOUR SAFE SPACE !!   BOO  !!  #2A

onewayticket2's picture

broadcastify has the PD on....hostages, no casualties as yet.  building not yet cleared 1:05pm EST

http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/14111

undertow1141's picture

empty holster on console, papers with arabic writing on pass seat.

agNau's picture

Don't forget ISIS flag.

Dave Thomas's picture

And don't forget a pristine passport blown yards away from the scene!

Billy the Poet's picture

With Walmart's high end clientele, who would have expected this?

 

Everybody I know out here in middle America shops at the Walmart. They sell lots of local products at the best price and pay higher than average wages for retail.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Here in SC, it's the dregs that swipe they EBT cards @ WMT.  I go for the low prices, but the Mrs. refuses to enter the parking lot.

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LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) bamawatson Jun 14, 2016 1:28 PM

Gatorade $1/bottle.  It's too much of a pull.  Can't... resist...

Divert eyes, only looking down at phone when inside.

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

For goodness sake, when are we going to finally accept modern gun laws in America, so we don't have to suffer the agony of a mass shooting every single month?! This is getting out of hand! There is an EPIDEMIC of gun violence in this country, and conservatives are standing in the way of saving thousands of lives every year!!

Bollixed's picture

Like those conservatives in Chicago?

Yea, that's what I thought...

Mick Shrimpton's picture

We could save thousands of lives by banning drugs too!  Oh, wait...

undertow1141's picture

rope, hammers, ladders, bricks, machettes, kitchen knives

Ban it all, prohibition has always worked before.

laser's picture

Maybe we should just put everyone in their own padded cell. To save the children.

Cruel Aid's picture

and thigh bones

Padded cell, rather than that, just bring down the population just a little bit, thats all they re asking.