Image taken by CNN, police seen escorting shoppers
King Soopers is a supermarket brand of Kroger in the Rocky Mountain area. A gunman opened fire in the grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, on Monday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. (local time). So far 10 people have been reported to be killed and also a police officer, Eric Talley, 51, was killed in the shooting and many were seen fleeing for their lives. A suspect is in police custody and being treated for injuries, officials said. They are still investigating if there was only one shooter involved.
Image taken by CNN, Police going through the roof
At 2:30 p.m. the Boulder Police Department started receiving calls of shots fired and a possible person with a patrol rifle. Talley who had been with the Boulder Police Department since 2010, was the first officer to arrive at the scene and was fatally shot.
Boulder Police Chief said that the investigation will take several days to complete and that authorities will be ready to identify the victims soon. Herold also added that Talley's actions were 'nothing short of heroic'.
As tweeted by the Boulder Police Department
Image taken by CNN
Michael Dougherty, the district attorney for Boulder County, promised the victims that he will do everything to get justice in this case. Acoording to CNN, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser said in a statement, "I'm deeply saddened and angered with the news of another tragic shooting in Colorado."
Image taken by CNN, police escorting people and store employees
Boulder Police Department Commander, Kerry Yamaguchi also said that they don't have a motive yet. He said that it will be a part of investigation to also see if there is any relationship between the gunman and the people and the employees in the store. They will also investigate how many people were there in the store. He said that the investigation is in early stages and there are no scheduled hearings right now, according to CNN.
A man, according to CBS Denver, said that his son-in-law and grandchildren were inside the store during the shooting and they saw a woman et shot in front of them. He said that they ran upstairs and hid in a coat closet. Another witness told CBS Denver, that he heard loud bangs while inside the store and that by the third, everyone started running.
Another witness livestreamed the shooting that showed motionless individuals on the ground inside and outside the store and gunshots were heard. The video was taken by Dean Schiller, according to CNN, that showed as the shooting progressed, and police arrived. Schiller speaks in the video to what appears as a store employee and before he could finish his sentence two gunshots were heard.
A couple heard gunshots and fleed through the emergency exit doors, according to KMGH. He heards one gunshot and then a few seconds later a few more bangs. The man stood by the emergency exit door and helped people get out. He did not see the shooter.
Ryan Borowski, according to CNN, was shopping at the store at the time he heard gunsots, "Boulder feels like a bubble, and the bubble burst. This feels like the safest spot in America, and I just nearly got killed for getting a soda and a bag of chips."
Governor Jared Polis tweeted, "my heart is breaking as we watch this unspeakable event unfold in our Bouldere community."
As tweeted by Governor Jared Polis
Multiple law enforcement agencies and ambulances responded to the scene. Later in the evening, helicopter recorded a shirtless man bleeding on the leg and hand cuffed was seen walking with two police officers.
Boulder Police are holding another press conference tonight to give remarks as the department tweeted. The teet said that, Chief Herold will be addressing the media at 8:15 p.m. Mountain Time at the same location as before #Bouldershooting.
As tweeted by Boulder Police Department