- One of the victims is a 51-year-old Boulder Police officer Eric Talley who was the first responder at the scene.
The United States of America is faced with a different kind of challenge as another gunman killed ten people, including a police officer, on Monday.
The gunman opened fire in a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, throwing the calm community into disarray.
The shooting comes less than a week after another attack at three spas in the Atlanta area, killing eight people, among which six were Asians.
The Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold said that the shooter at the King Soopers store is currently in custody. No further information about the shooter was shared.
The incident, which happened at about 14.30 on Monday, was live=streamed on Youtube by a witness.
The Boulder police department had tweeted about 20 mins later, confirming that there had been an “active shooter at the King Soopers on Table Mesa street”.
The police warned people to avoid the area and not to broadcast on social media any tactical information they might witness.
The Boulder Police also named the officer who was shot at the scene as 51-year-old Eric Talley, one of the first responders to the scene.
Tally joined the force in 2010, the police boss disclosed.
No identities of the other victims are disclosed at the time of this report; the police said the victims’ family needs first to be notified.