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Two dead, one injured in Colorado's Walmart shooting

Author: Dimple Shah
by Dimple Shah
Posted: Nov 02, 2017
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Two men were killed and a woman was injured today in a Walmart shooting inside a store in Colorado, police said today.

Thornton Police said "it was not an active shooter" but advised people to stay away from the area.

"Shooting just occurred at Walmart, 9900 Grant St, multiple parties down. Please stay away from the area," Thornton Police Department said in a tweet.

A large number of police vehicles were seen in the parking lot of the Walmart. No other details were immediately available.

Local news channels said a few ambulances were rushing to the Walmart, describing the scene as "chaotic".

A press conference by the police department was expected soon when the report last came in.

Three people are dead following what police are calling a "random" shooting at a Walmart in Colorado, authorities said Wednesday night. The suspect has not been apprehended and police are currently conducting a manhunt for the individual.

Two men and one woman were killed in the shooting, police said. The two men were pronounced dead on scene, while the woman later died at the hospital.

Police said they are looking for a middle-aged man wearing a black jacket, maroon shirt and jeans, who nonchalantly walked in the front door of the Walmart and opened fire with a handgun, randomly targeting people in the front of the store near the registers. He then exited the store, got into a red Mitsubishi Mirage and drove away from the scene, police said after reviewing security footage from the store.

Thornton, Colorado police released a surveillance photo of the suspect and his car late Wednesday local time.

Police said they can't rule out terrorism, but that there are no indications it is terror-related. Police said they have no motive in the shooting.

"The employees started screaming and the customers started screaming" as people began to flee the store, he recounted. "I ran out, too, because I didn’t want to get shot."

Stephens said he did not see where the shooting had come from and did not see anyone struck by bullets.

Local NBC television affiliate 9NEWS reported that a woman whose son was in the Walmart had told her that he had heard about 30 gunshots and was still inside.

A video posted on Twitter showed the Walmart, which is situated in a large complex of big-box stores and other retail outlets adjacent to U.S. Interstate 25, apparently empty except for police officers with guns drawn.

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