Less than a week after the attacks in Atlanta, there has been another shooting in America.
Ten people have been killed after a gunman opened fire at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado.
On Monday, just before 3pm local time, Boulder police tweeted from their official account that there was an active gunman in a supermarket.
ALERT: Active Shooter at the King Soopers on Table Mesa. AVOID THE AREA. PIO is en-route.
— Boulder Police Dept. (@boulderpolice) March 22, 2021
Within half an hour, multiple shots had been fired with what is believed to be an AR-15: a military assault rifle both common and popular in the United States.
For added context on how easy it is to acquire such a deadly weapon, the Atlanta shooter bought his gun on the same day he opened fire on innocent lives, mere hours before.
Among the ten found dead, the first to have been identified is Eric Talley, a 51-year-old officer who was first to arrive on the scene. The identities of the other victims are yet to be confirmed.
Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold commends “heroic action” of Police Officer Eric Talley, who was fatally shot after being the first officer to arrive on the scene of deadly grocery store shooting. https://t.co/Wlv0hSVmZT pic.twitter.com/fszdOta7YV
— ABC News (@ABC) March 23, 2021
This is the seventh mass shooting in America this year. It’s not the first mass shooting in Colorado either, the state in which the city of Boulder is located.