Three people were confirmed dead after an adult man entered the Thornton Walmart, Colorado, on Wednesday night and “nonchalantly” opened fire. Authorities say two men were shot to death on scene, while a woman died later in the hospital. As for the suspect, he is currently at large. The gunman was last seen fleeing in a red car following the bloody shooting. After checking the security camera footage and interviewing the witnesses, police described the suspect wearing a black jacket, maroon shirt, and blue jeans. People are kindly advised to stay away from the area.
One of the witnesses, Aaron Stephens, 44, was in the self-checkout line when he heard a loud burst of gunshot. “At first I thought it was a firecracker, but it sounded more - it was louder… I was like, what the heck’s going on? Then I heard two more shots and I freaked out and hit the ground,” he tells.
People inside the Walmart were in panic before police could evacuate them. “Employees were screaming, customers were running like crazy. And I went out with everybody else,” Aaron Stephens recalls.
According to Victor Avila, spokesman for the Thornton Police Department, there are currently no grounds to consider the Walmart incident as a terror attack. Avila describes the following act as “heinous” and goes on stating that the motive of the shooter is still unknown.