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Allegedly Armed Suspect Shot inside an Amarillo Walmart

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(CNN)A suspect who was allegedly armed inside a Walmart in Amarillo, Texas, has been shot by Amarillo authorities, according to Sonja Gross, a spokeswoman for the city of Amarillo.

The suspect took hostages, but they are all safe, she told CNN.
Multiple law enforcement agencies are on the scene.
The Randall County Sheriff's Office earlier had posted on its Facebook page that one person was armed inside the store and had taken at least one person hostage.

ORIGINAL: AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The Amarillo Police Department is reporting an active situation at the Amarillo Walmart at 4215 Canyon Drive. Early reports indicate an armed man is inside the store.

APD and several other agencies including DPS, Amarillo Emergency Management and Randall County are on scene. There are unconfirmed reports of a possible hostage situation. Police are searching for a Somalian man wearing Kakhi pants. 

Police are shutting down I-27 & Georgia Northbound frontage road. Police are asking motorists to please avoid the area so that officers can focus on the scene and not traffic. 

NewsChannel10 has multiple crews on the scene and will report details as they become available.

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