Shooting at Denver area Walmart leaves three dead

Posted at 9:20 PM, Nov 01, 2017

THORNTON, Colo. —Two men and a woman were killed Wednesday night during a shooting at a Walmart Supercenter in the Denver suburb of Thornton, police said.

“The shooting happened inside the store,” Officer Victor Avila told CNN. The location was evacuated.

Authorities are looking for a man they said entered the store and randomly fired a handgun near the cash register, striking three people

“We believe as of right now that the shooting was random,” Avila said.

Video from CNN affiliates showed a Walmart Supercenter parking lot filled with emergency vehicles.

Jennifer Biglands walked over from her home after her sister called her frantically from inside the store. The sister said she heard seven or eight shots. The woman was so frantic and crying that Jennifer couldn’t understand her, so she passed the phone to an employee who told her there had been an incident and that the woman would need a ride home.

Thornton is just north of Denver.