UPDATES: El Rey grocery store shooting ‘leaves security guard and theft suspect dead after gun battle in Milwaukee parking lot’

Karina Mitchell

Milwaukee police are investigating a reported fatal shooting.

It’s said to have happened at the El Rey grocery store, located along Cesar Chavez Drive in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

A shooting has reportedly taken place at the El Rey grocery store in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where two people are said to have died

A shooting has reportedly taken place at the El Rey grocery store in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where two people are said to have diedCredit: WISN

The area is know to be a Latin cultural, artistic, and shopping capital.

The area is know to be a Latin cultural, artistic, and shopping capital.Credit: WISN

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office reportedly confirmed two people were fatally shot at the store Saturday morning, per multiple reports.

Law enforcement sources told WISN reporter Dan Donnell, according to a Twitter post that: “a theft suspect and security guard are dead after a shootout in the parking lot of El Rey grocery store in Milwaukee. The guard confronted the suspect, who shot and killed him. The suspect was then shot and killed by a second security guard.”

No details yet on what prompted the shooting.

It’s known as being the area’s Latin cultural, artistic, and shopping capital.

It comes just weeks after two high profile mass shootings in Buffalo, New York and at Robb Elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

And on July 4 a mass shooting during an Independence Day Parade in Highland Park, a wealthy Chicago, Illinois suburb claimed the lives of seven people.

The Sun has reached out to Milwaukee authorities for further details.

Authorities told a local reporter at WISN that "a theft suspect and security guard are dead after a shootout in the parking lot of El Rey grocery store"Authorities told a local reporter at WISN that “a theft suspect and security guard are dead after a shootout in the parking lot of El Rey grocery store”Credit: WISN

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