Multiple people shot inside Colorado Walmart

Aaron Brown
November 6, 2017

Colorado authorities have arrested the man who police say nonchalantly walked into a Walmart and immediately opened fire with a handgun, killing two men and a woman Wednesday night.

The Thornton Police Department said one woman was taken to a hospital.

Police say they do not consider it to be an "active shooter" situation. They did however call it an active crime scene.

The Walmart about 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of Denver is in a busy shopping center that includes restaurants, a movie theater and several other stores.

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Thornton police spokesman Victor Avila said Wednesday night that the shooting appears random and there are no indications that it was an act of terror. "We don't know exactly what the motive of the person was, but it was certainly a bad act".

Avila told Reuters that Ostrem was a "local" but said he could not give more details while the investigation is under way.

Witnesses at the big box store described confusion and fear breaking out as the shooting started. The Walmart girl said, 'The balloons are popping.' And I turn around and I just see all the people walking, falling down because they were really scared. The sister said she heard seven or eight shots. "A lady came running back, screaming about the shots", Thompson told the Denver Post. A Walmart employee told her someone was shooting, and then Perez saw people running away yelling, "Let's go".

Police had yet to identify the victims.

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