Yesterday, a gunman opened fire in a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado and killed ten innocent people...
And of course, people have been left utterly heartbroken over yet another mass shooting in our country.
We need gun control in this country. Or this will continue to happen. Thoughts and prayers and putting the gunman in jail is not enough.— awanderingsilvia (@wanderingsilvia) March 23, 2021
This is heart breaking 💔 How many more people are going to have to die before this country pass gun control laws? 😭😭😭😭— Jazzyred *GA Peach via DE* (@Jazzyre99350684) March 23, 2021
I am in Colorado. I experienced Columbine while I was in high school just next to it. Stop the damn prayers! Stop acting worse than children. Law makers do your damn jobs and PASS LAW. Our Founding Father's wanted protection against what tRump became. 1/— D &B's Aunt, #BLM, #ConsequencesforRioters (@DandBrooklynn) March 23, 2021
Just heartbreaking to watch the Chief in this Press Conference 💔💙— Pam (@Pam2189) March 23, 2021
Big tears here 😢.
Our prayers are with ALL of you & EVERYONE affected by this tragedy.🙏🇺🇸
Colorado has had mass shootings in a high school, a movie theatre, and now a supermarket. A solution is needed, period.— Mad Cow.... (@craydaysinusa) March 23, 2021
You know how we honor the dead? By STOPPING this insanity. We are a country in crisis. No other country suffers this because they're smart enough to actually prevent it. We need radical change now.— AhBrightWings (@AhBrightWings) March 23, 2021
This is CRAZY..ugh! My heart goes out to all involved..just horrible 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾— THA ORIGINAL GATA™ (@Thaoriginalgata) March 23, 2021
Thoughts and prayers AND common sense gun reform. No one needs a rifle at the grocery store. Glad you're safe, @PatientIntv and devastated for all the families who lost a loved one.— Gabi Conecker (@ConeckerGabi) March 23, 2021
May we all hug our loved ones a little bit tighter and longer tonight for the souls lost today.— Joey Westhead (@JoeyWesthead) March 23, 2021
Prayers of peace and comfort to all those who lost a loved one, and to all who are grieving for them.
My heart is broken...
From 'down the road' in Golden ♥️
Why is it so hard to ban guns in USA? Civilians are murdered daily 💔💔— Hooyo Anisa (@hooyoanisa) March 23, 2021
Police responded to reports of an "active shooter" at the King Soopers grocery store just before 3 pm local time on Monday in Boulder.
The gunman, who is yet to be formally identified, ended up shooting and killing ten people - one of which being the first police officer to arrive on the scene, fifty-one-year-old Eric Talley.
This image has been circulating online...
And it is strongly believed that this is the man responsible for the deaths of these innocent people.
The victims' families are still being notified...
Fighting back tears, Boulder police Chief Maris Herold announced that 10 people, including an officer in her department, had been killed in a shooting at a Colorado market. https://t.co/bICXWVZl2X pic.twitter.com/oR0zMqqfj8— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) March 23, 2021
And the Boulder police chief, Maris Herold, announced the death toll at a news conference on Monday night, fighting back tears.
The suspected gunman, who was minorly injured, has been arrested and is currently being held in police custody...
And this vicious act comes just a week after 8 innocent people were shot dead - including 6 Asian women - at 3 day spas in and around Atlanta.
When will our country's problem with gun laws come to an end?
And when will innocent people stop being ruthlessly killed at the hands of guns and dangerous weapons?
Many customers who were in the store yesterday witnessed the bloodshed...
And they have been speaking to numerous news outlets about the harrowing things they saw during that terrifying hour.
"We were at the checkout, and shots just started going off."
Sarah Moonshadow, forty-two, a customer and resident of Boulder, was in the store with her son, Nicholas, on Monday and recounted scenes of pandemonium as gunfire rang out.
"I said, 'Nicholas get down.' And Nicholas ducked. And we just started listening and there, just repetitive shots ... and I just said, 'Nicholas, run'," she told Reuters, as per The Guardian.
Moonshadow said she tried to help a victim she saw lying on the pavement just outside the store...
But her son pulled her away, telling her, "We have to go."
She broke down as she said, "I couldn't help anybody."
Ryan Borowski was inside the store when the shooting began.
He told CNN, "I saw terrified faces running towards me and that's when I turned and ran the other direction."
He said staff helped customers to exit from the back of the store but some people just froze on the spot: "We ran and I don't know why other people didn't and I am sorry that they froze and I just wish that this didn't happen – I wish I had an answer for why it did."
Alex Arellano, thirty-five, was working in the meat department at King Soopers when he heard gunshots and saw people running for the exit.
"I thought I was going to die," he told the New York Times, when he heard the shot getting closer, "I'm thinking of my parents, and I was freaking out."
He hid with 2 other men before escaping through a rear exit.
Numerous people live-streamed footage of the event on social media...
I watched the live feed from Dean Schiller earlier. 💔. Another mass shooting. When are we going to have sensible gun control?— peace1 💙🇺🇸 (@peace1) March 23, 2021
The majority of which is too graphic to display on this article.
Rest in Peace to all of the victims who lost their lives during this terrible attack.
This is a developing story and updates will be posted accordingly.