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3 in custody after ‘active shooter’ incident at a Tennessee Walmart

A Walmart store exterior sign is seen in this file photo.
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A Walmart store exterior sign is seen in this file photo.

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee -- Three people were taken into custody by police after a reported 'active shooter' situation at a busy Walmart store full of Christmas in suburban Knoxville, according to local media accounts.

There was no immediate word of injuries after witnesses reported hearing gunshots fired in the store.

Local media indicated dozens of people took shelter in a Chick-Fil-A restaurant next door to the Walmart.

Other stores in the shopping center went on lockdown as a police SWAT team combed the area.

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