Two dead after shooting at Colorado Walmart store

UPDATE @ 12.45pm: TWO people are dead and one person has been injured in a shooting at a Walmart store in Thornton, Colorado.

The Thornton Police Department confirmed the tragic news in a statement posted on social media a short time ago.

“(2) confirmed deceased adult males, (1) adult female transported,” authorities wrote.


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Officers initially tweeted “Multiple parties down. Please stay away from the area,” following the shooting, which took place just before 6.30pm Wednesday local time.

It’s not known yet whether the shooter/s have been taken into custody, however police confirmed it was no longer an active shooter situation.

EARLIER @ 11.30am: SEVERAL people have reportedly been shot in an incident at a Walmart store in Thornton, Colorado.

The Thornton Police Department issued a short statement online, saying “multiple parties [were] down”.

“Shooting just occurred at Walmart, 9900 Grant St, multiple parties down. Please stay away from the area,” police wrote.

The store has since been evacuated and a major police operation is underway.

The shooter/s are believed to be at large.

US President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter, urging locals to remain vigilant in the area.

 

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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