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Three killed as gunman attacks Walmart store in US

03 November 2017

Police are searching for Scott Ostrem after three people were killed due to a shooting at a Thornton, Colorado Walmart on Wednesday, November 1.

Police say Ostrem walked into the Walmart at Grant Street and 98th Avenue just after 6 p.m. and began randomly firing a handgun.

A bus full of people who were inside the store at the time of the shooting were taken on an RTD bus to the Thornton Police department, which is just to the south of the store.

Scott Ostrem, 47, was taken into custody without incident a day after the shooting following a tip from the public, the Thornton Police Department said.

Thornton Police said Wednesday night that the motive for the shooting remains under investigation.

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Thornton Police didn't reveal any details spontaneously neither about the circumstances of the shooting nor the people who were responsible for the shooting. Also, no one had been taken into custody till now.

"Multiple parties" were down, Thornton police said in a tweet.

"We had to discern what exactly was going on, whether that was a suspect or a citizen wondering what was going on and concerned by the sound of gunshots", Avila said. Authorities have not yet released information on victims' identities.

According to Aaron Stephens, a witness who spoke to the Denver Post, he was in the self-checkout line when he heard a single shot fired, followed by more bursts of gunfire. 9Wants to Know has learned he was charged with resisting arrest in 1999, sued by a family member in 2011, was charged with driving under the influence in 2013 and filed for bankruptcy in 2015.

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Three killed as gunman attacks Walmart store in US