Officials said ten people, including a police officer, were killed when a gunman opened fire at a grocery store in Boulder, Colo., On Monday afternoon.
According to the city’s police chief, a suspect was arrested after being injured during the shooting. Authorities did not say what prompted the attack.
A furious section of Boulder was paralyzed, roaming a busy shopping center and at least one other location with law enforcement officers in vengeful gear.
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At around 2:30 a.m., the corridors of a King Soopers grocery store a few miles south of the University of Colorado campus became a scene of panic when a gunman began shooting. Shopkeepers and employees ran for cover, and some said they ran through an employee stock area and a loading dock at the back of the store.
Several people were ordered to take refuge in the busy shopping center until law enforcement officers with tactical rifles could secure the area. Later on, with their hands Chief, they were saved from the store by the police.
A witness who posted a live video from the scene shortly after the shooting began said he heard about a dozen shots and saw three people who appeared injured – two in the parking lot and one inside the supermarket.
About six hours after the shooting, the Boulder Police Chief, Maris Harold, announced that 10 people had died, including a police officer.
“These people were going about their day, shopping for their food and their lives were suddenly cut off by the shooter,” Boulder County District Attorney Michael Douberti said at a news conference on Monday. night.
Who were the victims?
Eric Talley, 51, who joined the Boulder Police Department in 2010, was identified as one of the victims of the shooting. He was the first officer to respond to the scene, according to Chief Harold, who credited him with law enforcement officers across the region, preventing him from killing more people.
“The action of police officers was nothing short of heroic,” Chief Harold said at a press conference on Monday night. “I am grateful to the police officers who responded.”
Police said they were still working to identify other victims and were aware of how annoying it was to family members who were waiting for updates from their loved ones.
Who is the suspect and how was he caught?
Clear details about the gunfire were revealed by officers, who said they had one person in custody and the suspect was injured during the shooting. The video shows a man handcuffed by officers running from the building in a shirt, and his right leg is seen soaked in blood. The nature of the suspect’s injuries was not immediately clear.
How did elected officials respond to the shooting?
President Biden Information on the shooting is given and further developments will be made available, White House press secretary, Jane Psaki, said on Twitter.
on Twitter, Jared Polis of Colorado, said he was following the events as they unfolded.
Mr. Polis said that our fellow rangadans are with us in this time of grief and mourning before the declaration of toll after death.
Representative Lauren Boebert of Colorado, who made gun owners’ rights an important part of their agenda, said She was “praying for the police, first responders, and those affected by this tragedy.”
Reporting was contributed by Brian Piset, Will Wright, Eric Vance, Sean Hubler, and Azi Pebarah.