Shooting at a WALMART in Colorado-Developing

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Suspect arrested: 47 year old Scott Ostrem, accused of killing 3 using a handgun in a completely random shooting spree. Picture below:

#thorntonwalmartshooting Arrested: Scott Ostrem, 47, police requesting any video footage associated with the incident, call 720-977-5069 pic.twitter.com/ZCYYuEPt91

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 Update: 2 persons reported dead and 1 wounded in the Thornton Walmart shooting.

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A shooting was reported at a Walmart in Colorado, with multiple parties down. Early police reports say that several people have been shot at Thornton Walmart. Officials urge people to stay away from the scene and a massive police presence was reported o the Walmart at 9900 Grant Street.

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Here’s a video made by an amateur:

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The number of victims killed or injured is unknown for the time being. Thornton police officer Victor Avila told Reuters:

“We’ve got multiple parties down, we’re still trying to ascertain what their conditions are,”

Following the sound of gunshots, Walmart employees and customers alike ran for their lives, as the store was basically self evacuated. The first shots were reported at approximately 6.30 PM local time. According to Thornton Police Chief Nick Mets, the Aurora SWAT team was deployed at the scene. Thornton is a city with a population of 136,000, 11 miles north of Denver.

Here’s some pics:

This is a developing story so stay tuned.

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