Police in Boulder, Colorado, are responding to an active shooter at an area supermarket.
The shooter opened fire at a King Soopers supermarket, the Boulder Police Department tweeted. Boulder police are advising that all residents avoid the area.
ALERT: Active Shooter at the King Soopers on Table Mesa. AVOID THE AREA. PIO is en-route.
— Boulder Police Dept. (@boulderpolice) March 22, 2021
— Marc Sallinger (@MarcSallinger) March 22, 2021
Police officers were able to ensure that some shoppers were able to leave the store, 9 News reported. A 9 News reporter estimated that hundreds of police officers and vehicles responded to the shooting.
“I was then at the front of a stampede,” James Bentz, a shopper who was in the store at the time, told the Denver Post.
Democratic Colorado Gov. Jared Polis expressed sympathy for the shooting victims on Twitter.
Like my fellow Coloradans, I am closely watching unfolding events at King Soopers in Boulder. My prayers are with our fellow Coloradans in this time of sadness and grief as we learn more about the extent of the tragedy.
— Governor Jared Polis (@GovofCO) March 22, 2021
Police arrested a suspect in the shooting.
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT – Police in Boulder, Colorado, reported an ‘active shooter’ at a King Soopers grocery store, and aerial footage broadcast live from the scene by local media showed one person being placed in an ambulance and a man in handcuffs https://t.co/9j5m64WvXz pic.twitter.com/wREnM43QsH
— Reuters (@Reuters) March 22, 2021
Multiple people, including a police officer, were killed, Boulder PD confirmed.
Police: We have multiple victims who lost their lives. One of the victims is a Boulder police officer. Asking media to honor families’ privacy.
— Boulder Police Dept. (@boulderpolice) March 23, 2021
This is an ongoing story.