Two dead as gunman shoots eight at Mad Butcher grocery store in Fordyce with shots heard in chilling video

COPS have swarmed a grocery store in Arkansas after a gunman opened fire killing two and leaving eight others, including a police officer, wounded.

Police have shut down the area around Mad Butcher supermarket in Fordyce, about 70 miles from Little Rock, on Friday around 11:30 am.

GOOGLE MAPSPolice respond to a shooting at a grocery store in Fordyce, Arkansas, on Friday[/caption]

Suzi Parker/South Arkansas ReckoningFirst responders flooded the scene left eight shot and two dead[/caption]

Suzi Parker/South Arkansas ReckoningA medical helicopter landed nearby to transfer injured victims[/caption]

Video from a bystander at the gas station next door captured gunshots and what appeared to be an injured victimFacebook/Casey D Rodriguez

Arkansas State Police revealed at least seven civilians were injured in the shooting, and one law enforcement officer also suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The two victims killed in the shooting have not been identified.

The unidentified shooter was shot and critically injured during the incident.

They have been taken into custody by police.

At least 11 gunshots were heard in video from the scene which appeared to show someone lying on the ground, in a video posted on X, formerly Twitter.

Cars lined the street as police rushed to the Mad Butcher, according to a video posted by a witness on X, formerly Twitter.

Sirens were heard as people watched ambulances and cop cars in the grocery store parking lot.

In another video, medical helicopters can be seen arriving at the scene.

It landed amongst the chaos as firetrucks blocked the scene, according to Arkansas Democrat Gazette.

Approximately two dozen holes were pictured in the window of a building as shattered glass covered the ground, according to a picture posted to X.

Part of the highway was shut down as police lined the streets to control the situationAP

Dallas County Sheriff Mike Knoedel confirmed the shooting had been “contained,” according to CBS affiliate KTHV.

A section of Highway 79-B and 4th Street has also been closed due to the shooting, according to Knoedel.

Fordyce is a small town of only 3,238 people near the heart of the state.

Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she had learned of the shooting and is in contact with police.

I am thankful to law enforcement and first responders for their quick and heroic action to save lives.

Sarah Huckabee Sandersgovernor of Arkansas

“I am thankful to law enforcement and first responders for their quick and heroic action to save lives. My prayers are with the victims and all those impacted by this horrific incident,” she wrote in a tweet.

The U.S. Sun has contacted the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department and the Arkansas State Police for an update.

Suzi Parker/South Arkansas ReckoningThe shooter was critically injured during the incident and has been taken into custody[/caption]

Police confirmed the shooting had been containedGOOGLE MAPS

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