A shooting incident on Wednesday night at a Colorado Walmart Superstore in the Denver suburb of Thornton killed at least three in the United States. 

Police have arrested a suspect: read the latest here

The Thornton Police Department said around 8 pm local time that two men were dead at the scene and an adult female was transported to a hospital before passing away.

Police initially tweeted at 6:27 pm saying “multiple parties down” in a shooting at the Walmart on 9900 Grant St, asking people to “stay away from the area.”

Brandon Bonney received a call from his brother from inside the supermarket, who told him that he was inside Walmart and “there’s a shooting here.”

The Denver Post reported that Bonney told his brother to put his phone on silent while staying calm and finding a place to hide.

Video purportedly shows the scene from local media WSPA 7News via Facebook.

Video on Twitter purportedly shows police and emergency services surrounding the Walmart. 

Video shows empty Walmart. 

More details to follow. Image 1 of the scene from the Denver Post. 

Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a freelance journalist. He founded The Avro Post in October 2017. He writes for Breaking911 and Guelph Politico, among others. Feel free to connect at ELIRIDDER@ICLOUD.COM or at ELIRIDDER.CA

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