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Police Respond to 'Reported Shooting' at Texas Wal-Mart — Gunman Apparently Dead, Hostages Safe

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In this May 9, 2013 file photo, a worker pushes shopping carts in front of a Wal-Mart store in La Habra, Calif. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is embracing a disciplined approach to expansion as it responds to a challenging global economy and increasing consumer demands for more convenience. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

UPDATE: The suspect in a reported shooting at a Texas Wal-Mart has been shot and is apparently dead. Hostages are safe, police said.

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UPDATE: The Amarillo Police Department said there are no “confirmed gunshot victims” at the scene of a reported shooting at Wal-Mart.

The shooting is no longer considered "ongoing."

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Police responded to an active shooter situation at a Wal-Mart in Amarillo, Texas, on Tuesday, KVII-TV reported. The gunman is believed to have taken hostages.

Officers with the Amarillo Police Department reportedly evacuated as many shoppers as possible from the store and are urging the public to stay away from the scene.

In addition to local police, "other agencies" and a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter was on the scene, according to KVII-TV.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

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