Suspect arrested after killing 10 at a supermarket in the US city of Boulder, including a police officer, less than a week after eight people were shot dead in the US city of Atlanta.
Police arrested a suspect but did not reveal his name or any details about the shooting at an evening news conference.
Investigators had just begun sorting through evidence and witness interviews and did not have details on a motive for the shooting, said Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty, adding that because families were still being notified, the victims’ names have not been released.
“This is a tragedy and a nightmare for Boulder County, and in response, we have cooperation and assistance from local, state and federal authorities,” he added.
The shooting occurred at about 3 pm local time (21:00 GMT) at a King Soopers supermarket in the Table Mesa area of Boulder, a city at the eastern foot of the Rockies about 45 kilometers (28 miles) northwest of Denver.
Video footage from the scene broadcast earlier by television stations showed a shirtless, bearded man in boxer shorts being led away from the shop in handcuffs before he was placed on a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance.
The man in custody appeared to have a bloody leg and was limping as he walked.
Commander Kerry Yamaguchi of the Boulder Police Department said police were still investigating and did not have details on a motive for the violence.
Witnesses described scenes of pandemonium as they heard gunfire ring out inside the supermarket.
“We were at the checkout, and shots just started going off,” said Sarah Moonshadow, 42, who was in the store with her son, Nicholas.
“And I said, ‘Nicholas get down,’ and Nicholas ducked. And we just started listening and there, just repetitive shots … and I just said, ‘Nicholas, run,’” Moonshadow later told the Reuters news agency. Here