BREAKING: Shooting at Colorado Walmart leaves 3 dead, suspect still at large


A shooting that occurred at a Walmart Super Center in suburban Denver Wednesday night left three people dead, with the shooter still at large.

The Thornton Police Department reported the shooting on its Twitter page just after 6:30 p.m. local time, saying a shooting had just occurred at the Walmart location and ordering people to stay away from the area. “Multiple parties down,” said the message.

At 8 p.m. local time, the police sent out another update, confirming there were two deceased adult males and one injured adult female who was transported to a hospital. A later update, at 10 p.m., said the injured female had also died.

Other messages from the police department said there was no longer an active shooter, and that they were reviewing security footage and interviewing witnesses for details and a description of the suspect.

A reporter for Fox31 Denver tweeted that the suspect was NOT in custody, and police are now asking witnesses to come forward with any information about the incident.

One store employee told Fox31 that he was working in customer service when he began hearing “pops” and everyone started screaming and running.

One witness reported hearing at least 11 shots. Another told Fox31 that when the shots began, everyone was just running and screaming. “Workers ushered us to a back door and out into the back loading lot. First responders were there within minutes and getting people out of the building,” the witness said.

Scores of witnesses were seen arriving and departing the police department, many in tears.

This is a developing story.

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