A gunman is still at large after three people were killed in a Colorado Walmart shooting on Wednesday night, police said.
A man appeared “nonchalant” when he walked into the southern entrance of the Thornton superstore around 6:30 p.m. and opened fire in what police believe is a random attack, according to department spokesman Victor Avila.
The suspect, described as a white man last seen wearing a maroon shirt, black jacket and blue jeans, walked out of the same entrance before fleeing in a red Mitsubishi Mirage, witnesses told police.
Two men were killed at the scene and a woman later died after she was taken to the hospital, according to police.
All three victims were standing in same area near the front of the store, Avila said. It remains unclear whether the they knew each other.
Patrick Carnes is evacuated in a Walmart cart by SWAT medics from the scene of a shooting at Colorado Walmart where Carnes had been shopping Wednesday evening.
Customers and employees fled after shots broke out and a swarm of cops descended on Thorton’s Town Center, about 10 miles north of Denver.
Aaron Stephens, 44, said he feared for his life when he heard one shot followed by burst of gunfire while he was in the self-checkout line, the Denver Post reported.
Police guard the entrance at the scene of a shooting at a Walmart in Thornton, Colo., on Wednesday night.
Crowds formed in the parking lot outside the store and family members who arrived at the scene screamed with relief when they were finally reunited with their loved ones.
Police reviewed surveillance footage and interviewed witnesses for several hours, urging anyone with information regarding the suspect to call (720) 913 – 7867
Police compare an image on a smartphone to a person they spotted in the crowd at the scene of a shooting at a Walmart in Thornton, Colo., the night of November 1.
Rep. Ed Perlmutter tweeted, “Devastated to learn that one of our local communities has once again been impacted by gun violence. My thoughts & prayers are with the Thornton community tonight. Thank you to the first responders who acted so quickly.”
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