Multiple people were shot on Wednesday inside a Walmart in a Denver suburb, local police said
Multiple people were shot on Wednesday inside a Walmart in a Denver suburb, local police said.
Police in Thornton, Colorado, did not release any information about any of the victims and it was not clear if an assailant had been taken into custody. Thornton is about 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Denver.
“We’ve got multiple parties down, we’re still trying to ascertain what their conditions are,” Officer Victor Avila of the Thornton Police Department told Reuters.
The store had been “self-evacuated” by customers and employees who fled following the gunfire, Avila said.
Thornton Police tweeted to clarify a false media report of an active shooter; there is no active shooter, but there is an active crime scene being investigated.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms’ Denver Field Division is responding to assist Thornton officers.
Local television images showed a number of police cars and ambulances surrounding the store, lights flashing.