2 dead, 1 injured in shooting at a Colorado Walmart

2 dead, 1 injured in shooting at a Colorado Walmart

2 dead, 1 injured in shooting at a Colorado Walmart

Police have warned the public to stay away from the store where the shooting occurred just after 6pm last night. A woman was also injured, and later died at hospital.

A call to the Thornton Police Department went unanswered.

About an hour later they said it was "NOT an active shooter" situation. He is still at large and police are trying to identify him with video footage.

Thornton police spokesman Victor Avila told KDVR that the shooting was a "very heinous act".

He says the motive is unknown.

Two men and a woman were killed after a Wednesday night shooting at a Colorado Walmart, police say, and the suspect is now in custody.

Multiple people described hiding in the Walmart before being evacuated by police.

Authorities did not immediately release any other information about the victims.

Customers and employees hid or fled toward the exits after gunshots rang out in Thornton, a suburb of Denver. "I ran out, too, because I didn't want to get shot", he said. The killer, who used a handgun, fled in a vehicle and was on the run last night.

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