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Two Women Shot in Georgia Store Packed With Storm Customers

Two women were shot Monday inside a suburban Atlanta supermarket packed with customers scrambling to stock up before a winter storm slams the area, police said.

Police are still trying to find out what led to the incident at the Kroger grocery store, which left the two unidentified women hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, Lawrenceville, Ga., police spokesman Greg Vaughn told NBC News.

"When we arrived, the scene was pretty chaotic," Vaughn said. "Everybody's getting ready for this storm we're gonna have."

Vaughn said one woman was shot in her leg and the other woman was shot in her torso amid the noon shooting.

Kroger officials said in a statement that no store employees were hurt and that the store was "evacuated and will reopen at a later date," according to The Associated Press.

Police have a suspect in custody, Vaughn said.

The region is expected to be pounded by an unusual mix of ice and snow this week.

— Daniel Arkin