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Shooting at Denver area Walmart leaves two dead, one injured

Posted at 10:32 PM, Nov 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-01 23:18:23-04

THORNTON, Colo. -- Two men were killed Wednesday night during a shooting at a Walmart Supercenter in the Denver, Colorado, suburb of Thornton, police said on Twitter.

The Thornton Police Department said one woman was taken to a hospital.

"The shooting happened inside the store," Officer Victor Avila told CNN. The location was evacuated.

It was unclear whether anyone was in custody, but police said it was not an active shooter situation. Video from CNN affiliates showed a Walmart Supercenter parking lot filled with emergency vehicles.

Jennifer Biglands walked over from her home after her sister called her frantically from inside the store. The sister said she heard seven or eight shots. The woman was so frantic and crying that Jennifer couldn't understand her, so she passed the phone to an employee who told her there had been an incident and that the woman would need a ride home.

Thornton is just north of Denver.

This is a developing story.