UPDATE: The APD reports the gunman has been shot by APD/SWAT and is dead.
Suspect has been shot by APD SWAT and is apparently dead. Hostages inside are safe https://t.co/gY8nVkbTml
— Amarillo Police Dept (@AmarilloPD) June 14, 2016
The Amarillo Police Department reports there is an active shooter situation inside the Walmart at 4215 Canyon Drive.
Around noon on Tuesday, police responded to a “reported shooting” at the Walmart on Canyon and Georgia. According to reports, the suspected shooter may have hostages. There are no confirmed gunshot victims so far.
Some news reports described the gunman as a Somalian man wearing Khaki pants.
Police say this may be a “workplace violence type event,” but have not provided any details about what may have prompted the incident.
Residents are urged to stay away from the Walmart. Police are closing the north and south exits on 1-27 & Georgia.
We have no further details at this time, but we’ll keep you updated as we learn more.