Multiple people,’ including police officer killed in Colorado shooting


UPI) — Multiple people, including a police officer, were killed in a shooting at a grocery store in Colorado.
Boulder, Colo., Police Department Commander Kerry Yamaguchi said that a suspect was taken into custody following a shooting at King Soopers supermarket in the city.
“I can share with the public today, or this evening, that there is no ongoing public threat,” he said.
The suspect was injured during the shooting and was being treated for his injuries. Yamaguchi said police were not aware of any other serious injuries related to the shooting.
No motive was immediately identified for the shooting, but Yamaguchi said an investigation was ongoing.
Boulder police tweeted that there was an active shooter at the supermarket on Monday afternoon. They urged residents to avoid the scene and for those who live in the area to stay inside, but a shelter in place notice was lifted.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives tweeted that it was also responding to the active shooting situation and the FBI’s Denver division said it was on-site to assist the police.
The University of Colorado Boulder police department sent officers to the scene and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said it was dispatching its SWAT team to assist.
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis tweeted that he was aware of the incident.
“Like my fellow Coloradans, I am closely watching unfolding events at King Soopers in Boulder,” he wrote. “My prayers are with our fellow Coloradans in this time of sadness and grief as we learn more about the extent of the tragedy.”
Kroger, which owns the King Soopers brand, issued a statement saying it is “horrified and deeply saddened by the senseless violence,” adding that it would continue to cooperate with local law enforcement.
“The entire Kroger family offers our thoughts and prayers and support to our associates, customers and the first responders who so bravely responded to this tragic situation,” the company said.


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