At least three people lost their lives after an unidentified person opened fire inside a Walmart in a Denver suburb. According to initial police reports, 2 men had lost their lives and a woman was shifted to a city hospital after being injured in the Colorado shooting incident. However, the latest police statement claims that the woman who was shifted to the hospital, also passed away, taking the death toll to 3. Currently, there is no one in police custody, the police department added. The incident took place at Thornton in Colorado, which is about 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Denver.
Commenting on the Colorado shooting incident, speaking to a leading daily, Officer Victor Avila of the Thornton Police Department, said that there were ‘multiple parties down’. The officer further added that the Walmart was evacuated by customers and employees who fled following the gunfire. On Thursday (morning), the Thornton Police Department reported about the shooting that occurred at Walmart, 9900 Grant St. About an hour later, the department announced that there was no ‘active’ shooter at the crime incident. The area has been cordoned off, the police added.
While announcing the presence of PIO at the shooting place, the police department confirmed the death of 2 male adults and a woman. Following the incident, the investigating detectives were examining the security footage and were interviewing the witnesses present at the Walmart during the shooting. After almost 4 hours after the Walmart shooting incident, the Thornton Police Department said that still no one has been taken into custody.
In order to brief the media about the Walmart shooting incident, the police department will be holding a press conference at 10:40 (Colorado time) at corner of E 98th/Grant St, Thornton Police Department announced on their Twitter handle.