Three victims of Thornton Walmart shooting identified

A gunman today walked into a Walmart store in Colorado and opened indiscriminate fire, killing three persons including a woman before fleeing in a auto, police said. Two men were shot and died and a woman who was also shot was taken to the hospital and died soon afterwards.

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.

On Thursday morning, a SWAT team went into an apartment in unincorporated Adams County that was believed to be connected to Ostrem.'s Leigh Scheps ( has more. He left in a red Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback, according to a news release from Thornton Police.

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Court records show a resisting arrest charge against Ostrem was dismissed in 1999.

Neighbors of the man suspected of fatally shooting three people at a suburban Denver Walmart say he was unfriendly and occasionally hostile toward them.

Police say the three victims who died, were the only people who were shot during the incident. The call came into dispatch at 6:10 report a shooting inside the Grant Street Walmart location, police said. Thornton police said a nationwide extradition homicide warrant has been issued for the 47-year-old Ostrem.

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"Detectives now reviewing security footage & witnesses being interviewed for assistance with the suspect (s)", police said on Twitter. Avila said there was no indication the shooting was an act of terrorism and no one had claimed responsibility. "This is a very heinous act", Avila said.

Customers and employees hid or fled toward the exits after gunshots rang out in Thornton, a suburb of Denver. The victims were in the same area of the store, but it is unclear if they knew each other.

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