On Wednesday night, at least two men and one woman were killed in a shooting inside a suburban Denver Walmart, Thornton Colorado.
Thornton Police Department said that one woman was injured and was admitted to a hospital where she later on died.
Thornton police reported “MULTIPLE PARTIES DOWN” and alerted people to stay away from the incident spot as dozens of emergency vehicles and police cruisers rushed to the scene.
Police spokesman Victor Avila said that a man carelessly entered the store and fired a handgun into a squad of people before fleeing in a car. Thornton is city of nearly 120,000 people and 10 miles northeast of downtown Denver.
Avila said that the police were called to the Walmart store at 6:30 P.M and that the gunshots had finished by the time the first cops arrived at the scene.
She further said:
“THIS IS A VERY HEINOUS ACT. WE DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THE AIM OF THE PERSON WAS, BUT IT WAS A HORRIFIC ACT”.
Thornton police did not immediately release any information about the situation there or who was responsible for the shooting.
The cops on twitter said “DETECTIVE CURRENTLY ARE REQUESTING SECURITY FOOTAGE AD WITNESSES BEING INTERVIEWED FOR HELP WITH SUSPECTS.
The police also said that no person had been taken into custody, and the situation appeared potentially threatening as per the reports by the authorities.
— Chris Stewart (@CStewartWPTV) November 2, 2017
Victor Avila of Thornton Police Department said:
“WE’VE GOT MULTIPLE DOWN, AND WE ARE STILL TRYING TO DISCOVER WHAT THEIR CONDITION ARE.”
Nearly an hour after the initial warning, the cops on twitter said that the threat of gunfire had ended at the Walmart store, which was surrounded by fire crews and police.
Empty Walmart after Customers evacuated after shooting at Thornton Walmart on Grant Street in Thorntonpic.twitter.com/K0pDQ58FVX
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In that tweet, the police department said
“AT THIS TIME THIS IS NOT ACTIVE SHOOTER. ACTIVE CRIME SCENE. WE WILL UPDATE AS INFORMATION EBOMES AVAILABLE”.
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