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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.

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“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.

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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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