BOULDER, Colo. (KDVR) — Several police departments and emergency personnel are on scene of an active shooter situation at the King Soopers at 3600 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder.
UPDATE: (6:53 p.m.): Boulder Police Commander Kerry Yamaguchi reports person of interest is in custody and was injured in the incident.
(6:36 p.m.): Police are providing an update and details live now. The shelter-in-place for the area of 17th and Grove has been lifted.
(6:30 p.m.): Multiple fatalities including an officer have been confirmed.
(6:24 p.m.): President Biden has been briefed of the situation.
(6:20 p.m.): Police have just left the 17th and Grove area. Police tape was taken down.
(6:02 p.m.): Multiple law enforcement sources tell FOX31 one officer was killed, two others wounded.
(5:56 p.m.): Boulder Valley School District ordered Boulder High on a secure lockout:
(5:41 p.m.) CU classes have been canceled for the evening:
(5:20 p.m.): Official statement from Gov. Polis:
“My heart is breaking as we watch this unspeakable event unfold in our Boulder community. We are making every public safety resource available to assist the Boulder County Sheriff’s Department as they work to secure the store. I’m incredibly grateful to the brave men and women who have responded to the scene to help the victims of this senseless tragedy. This is very much an active situation and we continue to monitor very closely. We ask for your patience as law enforcement works tirelessly to secure the site. Right now, the biggest priority is to let local law enforcement and the City of Boulder do their work to ensure the safety of those involved.”
(5:11 p.m.): Boulder police just issued a shelter-in-place around 17th and Grove.
(5:08 p.m.): The FBI is now involved in the situation.
(5:01 p.m.): A witness who lives right across the street, Mark, heard a loud bang, thought it was a car crash. He says he then heard a series of several more what sounded like loud fireworks. He went to his window, saw a guy move from right to left and watched him shoot someone, he said.
The union representing King Soopers workers just sent this tweet:
(4:56 p.m.): Some police are leaving scene:
(4:48 p.m.): Eyewitnesses are telling FOX31 reporters they believe there was more than one shooter.
(4:47 p.m): Witness Anna says she lives across the street and she and her roommate heard more than 10 shots and saw people sprinting and getting into cars and driving away. One woman ran and kneeled on the ground screaming and crying.
Anna says she saw a person down on the bottom of the ramp into the store and another in the middle of the parking lot.
(4:34 p.m.): The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is responding to the active shooter situation:
(4:27 p.m.): Witness says he saw three people on the ground. One outside the door, two just inside.
(4:20 p.m.): Boulder police say it is still an active situation:
(4:16 p.m.): SkyFOX was directed to leave the area as police have launched drones in the air.
(4:13 p.m.): Massive amount of law enforcement are staged around the King Soopers:
(4:10 p.m.): Gov. Polis just tweeted about the situation:
(4:09 p.m.): FOX31’s Shaul Turner is on scene:
(4:07 p.m.): From Boulder Community Health: “One patient on the way. Situation still very unclear.”
(4:04 p.m.): Boulder police are telling crews and people around the store to back off and they have a car surrounded.
(4:02 p.m.): Police are going car to car in the King Soopers parking lot.
(3:56 p.m.): Police continue to escort shoppers out of the store. Officers were seen by FOX31’s Vicente Arenas going into the store with battering rams.
Three air ambulances have landed nearby.
(3:44 p.m.): Police led someone in handcuffs out of the store without a shirt or pants on with what looked like blood on their leg and put them into an ambulance.
Witness Daniel Douglas said he was in the store grabbing lunch.
“As we were waiting on the pizza and we started hearing gunshots. It sounded like someone was breaking the glass at first,” Douglas said. “We started screaming and hit the ground.”
Douglas said a lot of people were crying.
“My nerves are so racked right now I’m having a hard time talking,” he said.
ORIGINAL: Police in Boulder are searching for what has been described as an active shooter situation.
Officers were initially called to the King Soopers on Table Mesa Drive.
A witness says they had just left the store after checking out and heard what sounded like fireworks. The witness says a guy was wearing tactical gear carrying an “AR-15 style weapon.” The witness says they ran back inside and told people about the shooter outside, ran into the back of the store and left through delivery entrance. The witness says they ran to the fire station down the street, it wasn’t open so they found a business to shelter in. The witness said the shooter was in the parking lot, and they were unclear if he entered the store.
Boulder police confirm the situation and are telling everyone to avoid the area.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says they have deployed SWAT to the scene.
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