Ten people dead in mass shooting in US supermarket
- Ten people were killed in a mass shooting in a Colorado supermarket.
- A witness said his family walked into the pharmacy of the King Soopers grocery store to get the COVID vaccine just before the shooting.
- The man said the suspected shooter "shot the woman in front of [his family]."
- The family hid in a coat closet for an hour, trying to stay quiet.
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Ten people, including a police officer, were killed in mass shooting at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, authorities said Monday.
"I got a call that my daughter, grandchildren, and son-in-law walked into the pharmacy to get a COVID vaccine," a witness told CBS News.
According to the supermarket's website, King Soopers rolled out its vaccine programme across Colorado starting February, with dozens of supermarket-linked pharmacies offering doses of the Moderna COVID vaccine to eligible people. The store also offers anti-body testing.
King Soopers is part of the Kroger grocery store company. There are nine stores in the Rocky Mountain region.
The Boulder Police Department tweeted about an "active shooter" at the Table Mesa King Soopers grocery store at around 2:49 p.m.
Police and the FBI then swarmed the scene.
The witness told CBS that he was in contact with his daughter, who said that the suspected shooter had "shot the woman in front of them."
Witness to Boulder supermarket shooting tells @CBSDenver his son-in-law, daughter and grandchildren went to the pharmacy for a COVID-19 vaccine shot and the suspected shooter "shot the woman in front of them." He says they hid in a coat closet for an hour https://t.co/DPcYtUaAJD pic.twitter.com/BrsrOV2UwK— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 22, 2021
The family ran and hid in a coat closet, staying quiet to avoid attracting the notice of the shooter. They were saved an hour later by cops who showed up to rescue them.
"This is not okay with me," the man said, adding that he was putting in a big pitch for gun control.
"When it's your family, you feel it."