Published On: Thu, Nov 2nd, 2017

Colorado Walmart shooting: Three dead, suspect at large, police manhunt under way

Three people are dead following a “random” shooting at a Walmart in Colorado Wednesday night. The suspect has not been apprehended and police are currently conducting a manhunt for the individual.

The man casually walked into a Walmart store and opened fire with a handgun, killing two men and a woman before fleeing in a car: a red Mitsubishi Mirage four-door hatchback. Authorities released photos of both the suspect and the red vehicle, check them out below.

Investigators, including special agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, were reviewing security video and interviewing witnesses to identify the suspect.

The gunman was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and a maroon shirt, Thornton, Colo., police spokesman Victor Avila said.

“What we have determined is that it is random as of right now,” Aliva said. “As witnesses stated, the person came in and just shot toward a group.”

“This is a very heinous act…We don’t know exactly what the motive of the person was, but it was certainly a terrible act.”

The shooting occurred about 6:30 p.m. local time, police said. A little more than an hour later, they tweeted that there was no longer an active shooter at the scene “at this time.”

Two men died at the scene of the shooting. A wounded woman was taken to a hospital where she died.

There was no indication that the shooting was an act of terrorism as no one has claimed responsibility, but Avila confessed: “We can’t rule anything out.”

This shopping center about 10 miles north of Denver.

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- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.

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