Walmart Mass Shooting: ‘Multiple Parties Down’ in Colorado Amid Major Police Response

Police in suburban Denver said Wednesday a shooting at a Walmart Super Center had left “multiple parties down” and urged residents to avoid the area.

Thornton Police reported the shooting at approximately 6:30 p.m. local time. They had no further details about the number of casualties. A little more than an hour later, they tweeted that there was not an active shooter “at this time.”

Twitter users posted videos of the evacuated store and multiple emergency vehicles responding to the store.

A witness told KDVR that she was heading toward the store’s checkout when she heard “two slow pops that sounded like they were coming from the front checkout area, and then [I] started to run as about four more shots rang out a little faster.

Below is footage taken by William Crail, who is situated across the street from the scene.

Thornton Police Chief Nick Mets wished “prayers with the people of Thornton” and first responders.

Eyewitness account of shooting at Denver Walmart, per KMGH-TV reporter Ryan Luby.

“We just heard a bunch of shots,” a man told me via text from the Walmart in Thornton. Same witness at the Thornton Walmart told me he heard between 8-9 shots.”

“Two confirmed shot at Thornton Walmart Supercenter. One dead, One critical. Police searching for 2 suspects. FBI enroute to assist,” says reporter Lance Hernandez.

Denver Walmart employee describes shooting: “Everyone got down, everyone started screaming. It was crazy!”

Denver Post reports:

About 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thornton police reported the shooting at 9900 Grant St., a Walmart Super Center, part of the Thornton Town Center. The shopping center includes multiple stores and restaurants.

Police warned people in the area to stay away from the shopping center.