Two killed, one hurt in shooting at Walmart store in Thornton, Colorado


Denver: Two men were killed and a woman was injured in a shooting inside a suburban Walmart in Colorado’s Thornton city on Wednesday night, forcing customers to either hide in the store or frantically run for the doors.

The Walmart about 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of Denver is in a busy shopping center that includes restaurants, a movie theater and several other shops.

Thornton police tweeted Wednesday night they were responding to a shooting with “multiple parties down.” The police advised people to stay away from the area. Dozens of police cars and emergency vehicles converged at the store.

Multiple people described hiding in the Walmart store before being evacuated by police.

Investigators have not released any details about the circumstances of the shooting or the condition of the injured woman. A call to the Thornton Police Department went unanswered.

Special agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were headed to the scene to help police.