2 killed, 1 hurt in Colorado Walmart shooting

THORNTON, Colo. — At least two people were killed Wednesday night during a shooting at a Walmart in the Denver, Colorado, suburb of Thornton, police said on Twitter.

A statement from police said 2 males were deceased and one woman was taken to a hospital.

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

Investigators have not released any details about the circumstances of the shooting or the condition of the injured woman.

Jennifer Biglands walked over from her home after her sister called her frantically from inside the store. The sister said she heard seven or eight shots. The woman was so frantic and crying that Jennifer couldn’t understand her, so she passed the phone to an employee who told her there had been an incident and that the woman would need a ride home.

Special agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are headed to the scene to help police. A call to the Thornton Police Department went unanswered.

It was unclear whether anyone was in custody, but police said it was not an active shooter situation.

It happened at 9900 Grant Street in Thornton in the early evening. Responding officers evacuated the store.

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This is a developing story.