Police officers outside the Boulder King Soopers store where the shooting took place.
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Ten people killed was the balance of the shooting Monday afternoon at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, including a Police officer. The shooter, a white gun fan, was arrested and is in custody.
The shooting is the second in less than a week in the country after the attack on Atlanta area spas that left eight dead.
An active shooter was reported around 2:30 p.m. in a parking lot of the tienda King Soopers -the essential chain of supermarkets in the region- located on Table Mesa Road in this university city that is close to Denver.
Video taken from above showed the alleged shooter handcuffed, half naked and bleeding from one leg.
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT – Police in Boulder, Colorado, reported an ‘active shooter’ at a King Soopers grocery store, and aerial footage broadcast live from the scene by local media showed one person being placed in an ambulance and a man in handcuffs https://t.co/9j5m64WvXz pic.twitter.com/wREnM43QsH
— Reuters (@Reuters) March 22, 2021
But authorities provided scant information at a press conference, saying they would update the situation by Tuesday morning. In the conference Death of Officer Eric Talley, 51, was confirmed, who had been with the Boulder Police Department since 2010.
The officer was the first to arrive at the store after an active shooter was reported.
— Boulder Police Dept. (@boulderpolice) March 23, 2021
Michael Dougherty, the Boulder County prosecutor, said a full investigation into the incident will be conducted., especially to know the reasons for the attack, and promised that justice will be done for the families of the 10 victims. But authorities said it would take at least five days to provide a report.
A video posted on social media by a local videographer showed some of the victims’ bodies in the parking area and at least one other inside the store near the entrance.
Video images shown on the news showed a part of the operation in the parking lot of the shopping center where the supermarket is located. Be seen a SWAT vehicle approaching an SUV that was parked where the shooter was allegedly hiding.
This is the third serial shooting to occur in Colorado in recent times after the columbine high school massacre in 1999 in which two shooters killed 13 people and wounded 21 with firearms, and The Massacre in Aurora Theaters 2012 in which a shooter killed 12 and wounded at least 58.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.