3 dead in shooting at Colorado Walmart

Police officers responded to a shooting at a Walmart in Thornton, Colorado.

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Police officers responded to a shooting at a Walmart in Thornton, Colorado.
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    Three people were killed in a shooting at a Walmart in Colorado Wednesday night. Local police have arrested the suspect, 47-year-old Scott Ostrem. They say the shooting was random, not an act of terror. Two men died on the scene, and the woman died at a hospital.

Police officials in Colorado said a man “nonchalantly” walked into a Walmart late Wednesday night, killing two men and a woman.

The suspect, 47-year-old Scott Ostrem, initially fled the scene, but Thornton Police Department officers were able to track him down and bring him into custody Thursday morning.

NBC 9 reported that federal authorities and Aurora SWAT members also responded to assist local police officers.

The Thornton Police Department confirmed the deaths of two men and a woman on its Twitter account. The two men died on the scene, and the woman died at a hospital.

The police department also said the shooting appears to be random, and haven’t identified a motive at this time.

Witnesses reported hearing multiple shots at the Walmart, and videos of the scene show an empty store with uniformed police officers nearby.

The shopping center contains several stores and restaurants, according to The Denver Post.

“Like six pops, everyonegot down, everyone started screaming.”

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Video shows scale of the sceneabout 15 minutes ago. Estimate: about 75 police vehicles. Majorresponse. pic.twitter.com/pGdmt0CjxO

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