BOULDER: Police say that in the latest shooting incident that attacked Colorado on Monday, a gunman killed ten people, including a policeman, at a grocery store in Colorado. These were the two most notorious mass killings in the United States. case.
One “person of interest” is injured and in custody, police commander Kerry Yamaguchi told reporters, following the incident at the King Soopers store in Boulder, some 30 miles (50 kilometers) northwest of the state capital Denver.
“We have at least ten casualties in this incident. And I am sorry to have to report that one of them was a Boulder police officer,” said Yamaguchi, without confirming the number of deaths or any possible motive.
Multiple US media reports said at least six people were killed in the shooting, citing anonymous law enforcement sources.
Earlier live video shows that a white middle-aged man-shirtless and seemingly covered in blood-was detained by police and taken away from the supermarket.
Yamaguchi said that the suspect currently detained is the only person who has suffered “serious injuries,” but it has not been confirmed that the person in the video is the suspect.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki informed President Joe Biden of the shooting in a tweet. He called on Congress last month to implement “common sense” marksmanship reforms.
Colorado Governor Jared Polis said: “When we watched this unspeakable event unfold in our Boulder community, my heart was broken.” He called the event “Nothing The tragedy of meaning”.
The mayor of Boulder, Sam Weaver, tweeted: “Words cannot be fair to the tragedy that happened this afternoon.”
“Our community will soon grieve our losses, and begin our healing.”
Eyewitnesses inside the supermarket at the time of the shooting said they heard multiple gunshots before fleeing through a back entrance.
“I just nearly got killed for getting a soda and a bag of chips,” Ryan Borowski, who was in the store when he heard at least eight gunshots and escaped, told CNN.
“It felt amazing that everybody was helping each other out and that our instincts were on the same page and we ran… I don t know why other people didn t, and I m sorry that they froze. I wish that this just didn t happen.”
Unverified early images livestreamed by an eyewitness showed at least three people lying prone on the ground both inside and immediately outside the store, before multiple new gunshots rang out.