Police capture man accused of shooting, killing 3 in Colorado Walmart

THORNTON, Colo. (NBC News) – Colorado police say the man accused of shooting three people to death inside a Thornton Walmart late Wednesday has been captured.

According to the Thornton Police Department, 47-year-old Steve Ostrem nonchalantly walked into the Walmart in Thornton and opened fire on a group of people near the cash registers.

Three people were shot, all fatally. Two men died at the store and a woman died at a nearby hospital.

“This is a very heinous act,” said Thornton police spokesman Victor Avila. “We don’t know exactly what the motive of the person was, but it was certainly a terrible act.”

Thornton police spokesman Victor Avila says the shooting appeared to be random and there are no indications that it was an act of terror.

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Contributions: The Associated Press


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