Second shooting in Collierville this week has people on edge

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COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. -- Police scoured the parking lot of the Walmart on Poplar Avenue near Highway 72 early Thursday morning searching for evidence after the driver of a red Ford Mustang opened fire on a store employee.

Collierville Police said the shooting doesn't appear to be random. They said the target was the employee, who they say may know at least one of the suspects.

But that information did little to calm customers we spoke to on Thursday. They said they're angry at the recent spike in violence in town that's always been safe.

"I never thought Collierville would be this way. I mean, you can`t even go shop anymore. I mean, what about our kids?"

It's the second shooting this week.

On Monday, two armed men burst into a Verizon store and held those inside at gunpoint as they made off with phones. They then fired a single shot into the air.

Police said they were told security had been stepped up at this Walmart location all week long, but couldn't say why.

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