At least 6 dead after gunman opens fire in Colorado supermarket

Several people are dead after a gunman opened fire inside a Boulder, Colorado supermarket Monday, according to reports.

At least six people were killed in the shooting at Kings Soopers supermarket, law enforcement sources told local ABC affiliate Denver7.

Police outside a King Soopers grocery store where a shooting took place Monday, March 22.

Local police said on said on Twitter they were responding to a report of an “active shooter” at around 2:30 p.m. local time.

When they arrived on the scene, law enforcement officials said a suspect opened fire on them, Denver7 reported.

“He didn’t say s–t,” one eyewitness told the Denver Post about the gunman. “He just came in and started shooting.”

A man who had just left the store, Dean Schiller, said he heard gunshots and saw three people laying face down, two in the parking lot and one in the doorway — and “couldn’t tell if they were breathing.”

Dramatic live video posted on YouTube by ZFG Videography showed the frantic scene as law enforcement arrived en masse at the store — with at least two people seen on the ground outside and the sound of shots heard in the background at one point.

A man is tended to at the scene.

“I was sitting right outside in the parking lot. I heard the first shots go off,” a man says in the footage.

“I come around the corner and there’s people laying on the ground. This is no joke guys.”

A man is tended to at the scene.

Police were seen escorting a shirtless, bloodied man in handcuffs away from the store, but it was not clear if he was a suspect or a victim. 

Another man told CBS News that his son-in-law and granddaughters were in the store when the shots broke out, and that they hid inside a closet.

“They walked into the pharmacy for him to get a COVID-19 shot and the shooter came in, shot the woman in front of them,” he said. “They hid, ran upstairs… They were hiding in a flat closet for the last hour.”

He said police later came in “through the roof” and got them to safety.

The scene inside the supermarket.

He said police later came in “through the roof” and got them to safety.

In the livestream, a SWAT team was also seen suiting up outside the store, as officers stood behind police vehicles for cover.

Cops were then seen approaching the store with shields.


13The scene of the shooting in Boulder.

“As we were waiting on the pizza and we started hearing gunshots,” witness Daniel Douglas told WDVR-TV. “It sounded like someone was breaking glass at first. We started screaming and hit the ground.”

“My nerves are so racked right now,” he said. “I’m having a hard time talking.”

One witness reported a person wearing tactical gear and holding an “AR-15 style weapon” at the scene, the station reported.

With Post wires

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