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    After responding to an active shooting situation and hostage situation at a Walmart in Amarillo, Texas, police report that the shooter has been killed by a SWAT team and that all hostages are safe.

    According to Officer Jeb Hilton, speaking to NBC News, an armed individual took one hostage inside the store. The suspect has been identified as 54-year-old Mohammad Moghaddam, and the incident is being investigated as a case of workplace violence.

    Police evacuated people from the building and asked people to stay away from the scene.

    Gunshots were reported, but there were no other reports of injuries.

    The incident comes days after a shooter stormed a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49 people and injuring dozens more.

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