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Suicide at Kimball Wal-Mart

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Reported by Mark Bruce
Eyewitness News Reporter/Anchor

(KIMBALL, TN/WRCB)  A busy shopping day turned chaotic in Kimball, Tennessee Friday.  Around Noon Central time, Kimball Police say a 19 year old man walked into Wal-Mart, purchased a .22 caliber rifle and three boxes of ammunition, then shot himself in the parking lot.

After looking at security camera video, police say he sat in the vehicle for a few minutes, then got out, walked a few feet away and collapsed.  One eyewitness working nearby said the scene was a frightening one, but she's most worried about what could have happened. 

"It really did scare me because he could have got angry and shot up the whole area," said eyewitness Nikki White. "That could have been dangerous for a lot of people."

Locally, there is help for folks thinking of suicide.  Call Contact Chattanooga at 266-8228.

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