Three Dead At A Shooting At Colorado Walmart

Lauren Freeman

Journalist

The gun violence in America continues! Scott Ostrem, 47, 'nonchalantly' walked into a Walmart store in Thornton, near Denver, Colorado, on Wednesday night and started shooting at shoppers near the register. He shot and killed three people: two men and a woman, who were in an area near the front of the store. Scott gunned them down without even saying anything, walked back out and fled in a red, four-door Mitsubishi Mirage.

Thornton Police Department first responded to the store location on Grant Street in the town located just 12 miles outside of Denver, around 6:10pm after receiving a few 911 calls.

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Two men were pronounced dead at the scene while a woman was transported to a nearby hospital where she died hours later. The police didn't release their identities nor do they believe that the victims knew each other. Nobody else was injured in the attack.

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Scott was captured five miles away at 8 AM local time on Thursday. His motives are as of yet unknown and police are not linking the attack to terrorism. Scott had declared bankruptcy in 2015, yet doesn't have a real criminal record aside from a 2013 arrest for driving under influence.

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Aaron Stephen was in the self-checkout line when he heard shots and screaming. "I was scared," Stephens said. "I feared for my life."

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