Shooter opens fire inside Boulder supermarket

(UPDATE: 3/22/21 @ 7 P.M.): Police say multiple people were killed in a shooting at a Colorado supermarket, including a police officer. Boulder police Cmdr. Kerry Yamaguchi said at a news conference Monday that a person of interest is in custody and is being treated. He didn’t give more details on how many people were killed or other details about the shooting. He said they’re still investigating and didn’t have details on motive.


Aptopix Supermarket Shooting

Police stand outside a King Soopers grocery store where a shooting took place Monday, March 22, 2021, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Authorities in Colorado have responded to a shooting at a supermarket.

Law enforcement vehicles and officers surrounded the building in Boulder and told someone inside to surrender Monday.

A man who had just left the store, Dean Schiller, said he heard gunshots and saw three people lying face down, two in the parking lot and one near the doorway.

He said he “couldn’t tell if they were breathing.”

Video posted on YouTube showed one person on the floor inside the store and two more outside on the ground, but the extent of their injuries wasn’t clear.

What sounds like two gunshots are also heard at the beginning of the video.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis tweeted a statement that his “heart is breaking as we watch this unspeakable event unfold in our Boulder community.” He called it “very much an active situation” and said the state was “making every public safety resource available to assist the Boulder County Sheriff’s Department as they work to secure the store.”

Officers escorted a shirtless man with blood running down his leg out of the store in handcuffs and an ambulance pulled away from the store.

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