A gunman opened fire inside the King Soopers supermarket in Boulder, Colorado on March 22, killing 10 people, including a police officer, authorities said.
District Attorney Michael Dougherty said that the names of the 10 victims have not yet been released because families of the victims were still being notified.
“This is a tragedy and a nightmare for Boulder county, and in response, we have cooperation and assistance from local, state and federal authorities,” Dougherty said at a news conference.
Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold said that the slain police officer was Eric Talley, 51, whom Dougherty described as “one of the outstanding officers of the Boulder police department.”
According to witnesses, a person entered the grocery store and suddenly began shooting. Law enforcement officials alleged that the shooter used a long gun.
According to Boulder Police Department Commander Kerry Yamaguchi, a person of interest has been taken into custody, but no motive has been released.
Yamaguchi also said that the suspect was sent to a hospital to receive treatment for the wounds he received during the violence. No other significant injuries were reported.
“Right now, the biggest priority is to let local law enforcement and the City of Boulder to do their work to ensure the safety of those involved,” Colorado Governor Jared Polis said in a statement.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated on Twitter that President Joe Biden has been briefed about the shooting.
“He will be kept up to date by his team as there are additional developments,” Psaki said.
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