Gunman Opens Fires At Grocery Store In Boulder, Colorado

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Ten people, including a police officer, were killed in mass shooting at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, authorities said Monday night.

A suspect wielding an AR-15 opened fire at a King Soopers located at 3600 Table Mesa Dr. around 2:30 p.m. local Mountain time, according to police. That’s about two miles south of the University of Colorado-Boulder campus.

Boulder Police Department Commander Kerry Yamaguchi said there is one suspect in custody, but they are still investigating if the unidentified white male was the only shooter. Officials say the suspect is being treated for injuries after surrendering to police.

Officer Eric Talley, 51, who had been with the department since 2010, was killed. He was one of the first officers at the scene.

Michael Dougherty, the district attorney for Boulder County, added victims’ families were still being notified and wouldn’t release any names other than Talley’s. He called the shooting “a tragedy and a nightmare” and vowed to get justice for all those involved. Speaking at a news conference alongside police, Dougherty confirmed a suspect was in custody but stressed the investigation was at a “very early stage” and there is a lot more work to do.

Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) said Monday that the mass shooting at King Soopers “takes you right back to Aurora.”

“I just feel so deeply for the people. They’re worried about their loved ones, who know they have lost a loved one,” Hickenlooper told CNN. “These are the hardest events of all.” Hickenlooper was Colorado’s Governor during one of the worst mass shootings in US history at a Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado that left 12 people dead and 70 injured on July 20, 2012.

This is the second mass shooting in America in the past week. A lone gunman opened fire at three separate massage parlors around Atlanta, Georgia last week, killing eight people including six Asian-America women.