Police respond to active shooter at King Soopers in Boulder

The Boulder Police Department is warning people to stay away from the King Soopers store at 3600 Table Mesa Drive because of an active shooter at the store.

Department officials tweeted the warning at 2:49 p.m. Monday. A public information officer was on their way to the scene. Further information was not immediately provided.

The King Soopers store anchors a large shopping center in the southern part of Boulder, a few blocks from Fairview High School.

A YouTube user has been livestreaming from the scene since roughly 2:30 p.m. His video shows what appear to be shooting victims, and police approaching the front of the badly damaged store in an armored vehicle. He claims he is still hearing gunshots from within the store while taking cover in the parking lot.

The last mass shooting at a grocery store was at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, in August 2019, in which 22 people died and 26 were injured. That shooter targeted Latinos, and has not gone to trial yet on more than 90 federal charges. And in October 2018, a white man fatally shot two Black people at a Kroger store in Louisville, Kentucky; the man pleaded guilty just last week to federal hate crime and gun charges.

This story is developing and will be updated. 

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