At least 10 people, including a police officer, were shot dead in a shootout at a supermarket in the Boulder area of the US’ Colorado on Monday. According to police, one suspect has been arrested and further details will be disclosed in a few days after investigation.
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From ten fatalities, increased anger on US’ contentious ‘gun control policy’ to Twitterati hinting at racial bias, here is what we know so far about the Boulder shooting.
1- A gunman, clad in black, opened fire at around 2:30 pm (US time) in King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado and killed at least 10 people including a US police official.
2- Later, Boulder police Chief Maris Herold identified the deceased police officer as 51-year-old Eric Talley, who has been serving in US police from the last 10 years.
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3- Authorities arrested a suspect and refused to disclose the identity of the suspect until the investigation concludes.
4- A social media backlash campaign was started raising apprehension and alleging leniency by police in the handling of the suspect and if racial bias is involved as the shooter was white.
4- According to Reuters, a shirtless, bearded man in boxer shorts was seen handcuffed and being taken out of the store.
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5- The reason and motivation of the shootout is still clear but the spot has been sealed for further investigation.
6- Boulder police department said that a suspect has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder.
This is the fourth fatal shooting incident in the US this year. On March 20, five people were killed in shooting incidents in Houston and one in Dallas.