KAUFMAN – The Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed a murder-suicide at a Walmart store in the city of Kaufman. This took place just before 10:00 a.m. in the 300 block of Kings Fort Parkway. The call was first reported as an active shooter situation.
According to Capt. Fred Klingelberger, the male suspect walked into the store’s garden center and shot a male employee. That suspect then turned the gun on himself. Both men died at the scene. Authorities are trying to determine if the two men knew each other.
There were no other injuries reported.
The store was put on lockdown while police responded to the scene. A witness at nearby Stanley Chevrolet in Kaufman stated that there was a heavy police presence and several roadways were blocked off. Area businesses were also advised to remain on lockdown until the situation was resolved.
The Kaufman Independent School District also locked down all of their campuses after the reports of shots being fired. That lockdown was lifted at around 10:30 a.m. when authorities confirmed that the gunfire had ended.