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2 dead in shooting at Colorado Walmart store – police

/ 11:29 AM November 02, 2017

In this file photo, police and firefighters appear on the scene of a shooting at a Walmart store last June 8, 2014 in Las Vegas. A latest shooting was reported at a Walmart store in Colorado, leaving two men dead, according to police on Wednesday, November 2, 2017. (AP FILE PHOTO)

Two men were shot dead on Wednesday evening at a Walmart store in Colorado in an apparent latest case of gun violence in the United States.

Police said there were two “confirmed deceased adult males” and one woman transported to a hospital, the Thornton Police Department said on Twitter about two hours after first reporting the incident.


“Multiple parties down. Please stay away from the area,” they warned in their initial post.

Police later said it was “NOT an active shooter” situation, indicating the threat had passed.


A spokesman for the Denver-area Thornton Police Department could not be immediately reached by AFP.

Last month, a gunman in Las Vegas killed 58 people in the country’s worst mass shooting in recent history.

More than 33,000 gun-related deaths occur annually in the US, according to a study released this month.                        /kga

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