Ten people were killed on Monday when a Sagittarius opened fire at a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, CO. In a press conference on Tuesday morning, Police said the suspect, who is being treated at the hospital, has been „charged with 10 murders in the first degree and will be taken to Boulder County Jail shortly” Officers too published the names of the ten victims. According to the , Victims include King Sooper employees, Rikki Olds, Terri Leiker and Danny Strong, as well as Lynn Murray, a recently retired retiree who did an Instacart job at the grocery store, and Eric Talley, the first cop on the scene.
Officers have not speculated on the shooter’s motive; buyers he said Denver Post The „[h]We just got in and started shooting. „In a statement, Colorado Governor Jared Polis said:” This year we have all been surrounded by loss of life, illness and isolation, and the deep grief that came with the loss of life as we know it. As spring started that weekend and the vaccines continued to hug, the lightness crept back, just for the darkness to come down on us again today. Today we saw the face of evil. I mourn with my community and all of the Coloradans. ”
National politicians have also spoken out against the violence. Vice President Kamala Harris said of the shooting“It’s absolutely amazing, there are 10 people who spend their day living their lives without disturbing anyone. A policeman who does his job with great courage and heroism. “Another American city has been marked by gun violence and trauma,” said President Joe Biden, calling for new gun control laws. Boulder banned weon from attacks in 2018 after the high school shot in Parkland, FL. The ban was blocked 11 days ago in court.
In a statement, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) spoke of the bravery of the 32 grocery store workers who were on shifts during the shooting. „We are deeply grateful to the grocers, customers and first responders, whose courageous actions helped prevent even more lives from being lost,” said Marc Perrone, President of UFCW International, and urged local officials to investigate the shooting. „Victims and their families deserve answers and need to know that our leaders are doing everything they can to prevent future tragedies like this from harming even more of our country’s brave workers.”