Man seen walking around with rifle inside store
Walmart in Senatobia was briefly placed on lockdown Saturday, Oct. 9, after a man walked into the store with a weapon in full view.
Chief Richard Chandler said at approximately 12:30 p.m., a subject with a rifle slung over his shoulder purchased dog food before leaving Walmart. The incident was reported to police and the store was put on lockdown until officers could verify the scene was safe.
The Senatobia Police Department contacted the man following an investigation and no charges were filed even though an inquiry into the matter is ongoing. SPD released the following statement shortly after the incident:
“The Senatobia Police Department supports the lawful exercise of second amendment rights. We do ask everyone to exercise good judgment and to please understand that the surrounding circumstances could cause alarm for the general public in light of recent mass shootings at grocery stores.”
The rifle in full view placed shoppers and employees in Senatobia Walmart on high alert after a gunman opened fire inside a Kroger in Collierville, Tenn., on Thursday, Sept. 23, killing one and injuring 12 others. The shooter, U.K. Thang, 29, was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.