Colorado Walmart shooting: 3 dead, no suspect in custody, police say

Marsha Scott
November 6, 2017

Police in suburban Denver said Wednesday night that a third person has died following a shooting at a Walmart Super Center store.

A statement from police said two males were deceased and one woman was taken to a hospital.

Thornton police spokesman Victor Avila said Ostrem allegedly "nonchalantly" walked into the store and opened fire, the Associated Press reports. They did however call it an active crime scene.

It remains unclear how many victims were hit and whether a shooter has been taken into custody.

At the news conference Wednesday night, Avila said police are now looking for a Caucasian male wearing a black jacket, maroon shirt, and blue jeans. "We don't know exactly what the motive of the person was, but it was certainly a bad act". Avila said police don't yet know how many rounds were fired.

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Witnesses at the big box store described confusion and fear breaking out as the shooting started. "We were just renting movies, and we just heard this popping noise", Perez told Reuters.

"I was scared", Stephens said.

NBC television affiliate 9NEWS reported a woman whose son was in the Wal-Mart said he heard about 30 gunshots.

No Walmart employees were hurt in the attack, a company official told local TV station KUSA. "They're shooting!'" Perez told CBS4 of Denver.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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