10 people die in mass shooting at US supermarket, suspect in custody
Colarado : A gunman killed around 10 people in a mass shooting at a grocery store in Colorado on Monday, police said. A policeman also lost his life in the incident.
According to local media reports, the suspect shooter has been nabbed and is under the police custody.
Among the ones who lost their lives was a heroic police officer Eric Talley, 51, who reached first at the incident site - a King Soopers supermarket – to encounter the shooter.
"We know of 10 fatalities at the scene, including one of our Boulder PD officers... Officer Tally responded to the scene -- was first on the scene -- and he was fatally shot," said Herold.
Earlier, a live stream video showed a middle aged man in white shirt who was covered with blood and severe injuries. The cops have said that the suspect is the only man who has been severely injured in the incident.
President Joe Biden -- who last month called on Congress to enact "commonsense" gun law reforms -- had been briefed on the shooting, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki tweeted.
Majority leader Chuck Schumer said the Senate "must and will move forward on legislation to help stop the epidemic of gun violence."
"My heart is breaking as we watch this unspeakable event unfold in our Boulder community," said Colorado governor Jared Polis, calling the incident a "senseless tragedy."
"Words can do no justice to the tragedy that has unfolded this afternoon," tweeted Boulder mayor Sam Weaver.