3 dead in shooting at Walmart in Thornton

Suspect has been arrested


Thornton Police Dept‏.: Walmart homicide suspect Scott Ostrem has been taken into custody


Police release name of the suspect and license plate:

Scott Ostrem, dob: 3/8/70 (47); CO plate: 882-TQB

Three people have died following a shooting at a Walmart in Thornton. 

Two men were pronounced dead at the scene and a woman was taken the hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries. 

The Thornton Police Department sent out a Tweet Wednesday night reading: "Shooting just occurred at Walmart, 9900 Grant St, multiple parties down. Please stay away from the area."

According to our news partners at KMGH in Denver, the store was evacuated as police arrived on scene.

A witness at the scene told KRDO NewsChannel 13 that her son was inside when the gunshots rang out. She said he is safe but police are holding him for questioning. 



11:22 p.m. Update: A spokesperson for Thornton PD spoke to the media. He said witnesses reported that the suspect walked in "nonchalantly" and fired his handgun into a group of people. Thornton PD asks that people keep an eye out for a white man wearing a black vest, maroon shirt and blue jeans. Police believe he was traveling in a red Mitsubishi Mirage.

10:15 p.m. Update: Still no arrests have been made. Emergency vehicles and police are leaving the scene headed southbound on Grant. 

9:20 p.m. Update: Detectives are currently reviewing security footage and interviewing witnesses. 

8:35 p.m. Update: Witnesses of the shooting were being put into a bus and transported off the crime scene. They are being escorted by Adams County Sheriff's Office deputies and will reunite with family at 102nd and Grant. 

As of 7:35 p.m., the incident was not considered to be an active shooter situation, Thornton PD tweeted

Stay with and KRDO NewsChannel 13 for updates.

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