Police identified 10 victims and suspect in Colorado shooting

Police identified 10 victims and suspect in Colorado shooting
Customers and employees fled the store when the shooting began. Source: Getty Images
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Daily US Times: Colorado police have identified the gunman and 10 victims who were killed in a mass shooting inside a grocery store. The victims aged between 20- and 65-years-old.

The shooting at a King Soopers market in Boulder county ended when police arrested the lone suspect after exchanging gunfire.

Police have not confirmed the motive of the suspect.

President Biden has hailed a police officer and father of seven who was killed in the shooting, and has called for Congress to enact stricter gun control measures. According to police, the suspect faces 10 counts of murder.

The grocery spermarket is located in a busy shopping plaza in Boulder, a north-central Colorado city about 50 kilometers away from the state capital of Denver.

It comes less than a week after a mass shooting at three Atlanta are spas that left eight dead, including six Asian women.

On Tuesday, President Joe Biden renewed his call for a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines as well as an end to loopholes in background checks.

The victims of Colorado shootings are:

Tralona Bartkowiak, 49
Suzanne Fountain, 59
Teri Leiker, 51
Eric Talley, 51
Denny Stong, 20
Neven Stanisic, 23
Rikki Olds, 25
Kevin Mahoney, 61
Lynn Murray, 62
Jody Waters, 65

Police Chief Maris Herold said in an emotional news conference after Monday’s shooting that the crime had left her feeling “numb”.

She said: “I live three blocks up the street from that store. This is my community.”

The suspect is 21-year-old Ahmad Al Aliwi Al Issa. Mr Al Issa was from Arvada, Colorado, and had lived most of his life in the US.

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