A man just casually walked into a Thornton Colorado Walmart and began opening fire with a handgun, killing 2 men and 1 woman before fleeing in a to Colorado authorities.
The shooting appears random and there are no indications that it was an act of terror, said Thornton Colorado police spokesman Victor Avila.
“This is a very heinous act,” Avila said. “We don’t know exactly what the motive of the person was, but it was certainly a terrible act.”
Two men died inside the Walmart, which is about 10 miles north of Denver Colorado in a busy shopping center. The woman died later at a hospital. 🙁
Authorities did not immediately release any other information about the victims.
Aaron Deeds, 44, was in the self-checkout line when he heard 1 shot followed by 2 more bursts of gunfire before people started running for the exits.
“The employees started screaming. Customers were screaming. They were running like crazy, and I ran out too because I didn’t want to get killed,” he said.
Guadalupe Perez was inside the store with her young son when she heard what she thought was a balloon popping. A Walmart employee told her someone was shooting, and then Perez saw people running away yelling, “Let’s go. Let’s go. Leave them damn groceries.”