Colorado shooting claims 'multiple' lives, suspect arrested

March 23, 2021 / 6:24 AM
Sharjah24 – Reuters: Multiple people were killed including a police officer in a shooting on Monday at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, and a suspect injured in the incident was arrested, authorities told a news conference hours later.
Police said they had few immediate details of the shooting and no known motive for the violence, which unfolded at about 3 p.m. at a King Soopers grocery store in the Table Mesa area of Boulder, a city at the eastern foot of the Rockies about 28 miles (45 km) northwest of Denver.

Commander Kerry Yamaguchi of the Boulder Police Department told reporters that investigators were just starting to process the crime scene and that he did not know precisely how many people had died.

Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty said the number of dead was known to law enforcement and would be made public later. Several news media outlets, some citing unnamed law enforcement sources, reported at least six lives were lost in all.

But video footage from the scene broadcast earlier by television stations showed a shirtless, bearded man in boxer shorts being led away from the store in handcuffs, before he was placed on a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance. The man in custody appeared to have a bloody leg and was limping as he walked.

A Boulder Community Health spokesman, Rich Sheehan, said one person taken by ambulance to the hospital from the supermarket was undergoing medical treatment, but Sheehan declined to describe the nature of injuries or the patient's condition.

Witnesses described scenes of pandemonium as they heard gunfire ring out inside the supermarket.
March 23, 2021 / 6:24 AM

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