Updated Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, 9:35 a.m. EDT: Police have identified the man they say killed three people in a Thornton, Colo., Walmart as 47-year-old Scott Ostrem. Law-enforcement officials have issued a nationwide homicide extradition warrant for Ostrem. He is believed to be driving a red 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage with the license plate 882TQB. He should be considered armed and dangerous, authorities say.

Aren’t they all?


Two men and a woman died Wednesday night after someone walked into a Thornton, Colo., Walmart and opened fire.


The Denver Post reports that authorities are still searching for the gunman who killed three people in a Walmart Supercenter in the Denver suburb of Thornton on Wednesday evening. According to multiple witnesses, the unknown assailant came into the store, stood near the registers, pulled out a handgun and began shooting randomly.

People inside the Walmart say that chaos ensued. Because many heard the shots but couldn’t tell where they were coming from, there was a mad rush for the door, and the suspect was lost in the crowd.

Walmart surveillance of suspect (Thornton PD)
Walmart surveillance of suspect (Thornton PD)

Thornton police are searching for a white male wearing a black jacket, maroon shirt and blue jeans. Victor Avila, spokesperson for the Thornton Police Department, says the suspect was driving a red Mitsubishi four-door hatchback, but authorities do not have a lead on his identity.

The incident happened around 6:30 p.m. Mountain time. Thornton police have since begun searching for the suspect in conjunction with state and local authorities.

When he starts sending out his morning tweets after his Tang bath, President Donald Trump will probably blame it on ISIS.


Or Mexicans.

Or “both sides.”

Read more at the Denver Post.

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