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UPDATE: Suspect in Walmart shooting shot and killed, police say

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UPDATE:   Police say a suspect has been shot and is apparently dead after officers responded to a reported shooting inside a Walmart store in Amarillo, Texas.

Police say reports that an armed person possibly holding hostages at a Texas Walmart "appears to be a workplace violence type event."

The Amarillo Police Department released a brief statement saying hostages inside the store are safe and an investigation is underway. No details were immediately provided, but police urged residents to avoid the area.

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Amarillo police say they're on the scene at a Walmart store amid reports of an armed person inside who may have hostages.

The Texas police department released a statement late Tuesday morning urging residents to avoid the area. Police didn't immediately say whether anyone was hurt or what prompted the incident.

Stick with KWWL as this story develops.

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