3 killed in Colorado Walmart shooting; police name suspect

Multiple parties down in shooting at Thornton Walmart

Two men died after the gunman opened fire in the store in Thornton, Colorado on Wednesday night.

The FBI, ATF and Aurora SWAT responded to the incident. Officers didn't find him there, but his vehicle drove past the apartment complex.

Police say a man suspected of fatally shooting three people inside a Colorado Walmart has a minor criminal record.

Just before 9 p.m. Mountain Time, the Thorton Police Department confirmed that two men are dead and one woman was wounded and taken to the hospital.

The shooting appears random and there are no indications that it was an act of terror, said Thornton police spokesman Victor Avila.

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A police spokesman said: "This is a very heinous act", a police spokesman said.

Special agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are headed to the scene to help police.

People inside the store reported hearing several gunshots and ran for cover. "He's got a gun, '" said witness Marcus Smith. Patrol officers are searching the store for the possible shooters, but it's unclear who fired the shots or how many victims there are.

Smith said he and other customers had trouble getting the door to open as they tried to get out of the store.

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