3 dead in shooting at Walmart in Thornton, Colorado

PUBLISHED Wed, November 01, 2017 - 9:05pm EDT

Police and other emergency services in Colorado are investigating a shooting at a Walmart store in Thornton, police and witnesses say. Three people have been confirmed dead and police are looking for those responsible.

The incident happened at about 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday when officers were called to reports of an active shooter at a Walmart in the 9900 block of Grant Street in Thornton, a city about 9 miles (15 kilometers) north of Denver.

People who were in the store at the time reported hearing up to a dozen shots being fired, after which panic erupted and people either fled from the area or found a place to hide. Details about the exact circumstances of the shooting were not immediately available.

A spokesperson for the Thornton Police Department said two men died at the scene and a woman was rushed to an area hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries. There was no immediate word on the identities of the victims.

No one was in custody as of late Wednesday evening. Footage from the scene showed a large number of emergency services, including heavily-armed police officers. The store has been evacuated.

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  Thornton, CO     





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