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Procession honors fallen officer Eric Talley in Boulder King Soopers shooting

Procession honors fallen officer Eric Talley in Boulder King Soopers shooting”

Police said they had few immediate details of the shooting and no known motive for the violence, which unfolded at about 3 p.m.at a King Soopers grocery store in the Table Mesa area of Boulder, a city at the eastern foot of the Rockies about 28 miles (45 km) northwest of Denver.

A procession was held Monday evening to honor a fallen Boulder police officer who was among 10 killed in a mass shooting at a Boulder King Soopers earlier in the day.

Other than Officer Talley, the identity of the other victims has not been released.

A law enforcement official briefed on the shooting told The Associated Press that the gunman used an AR-15 rifle, a lightweight semi-automatic rifle.

"I'm incredibly grateful to the fearless men and women who have responded to the scene to help the victims of this senseless tragedy", he said.

Law enforcement officers stand at the perimeter of a home in Boulder as part of their investigation into a shooting at King Soopers grocery store, before leaving after finding no connection to the incident, in Boulder, Colorado, March 22, 2021.

"Today, Boulder witnessed a horrific and horrific mass murder", County Prosecutor Michael Dougherty said.

"These were people who were going about their day, doing their food shopping and their lives were cut abruptly and tragically short by the shooter who is now in custody".

Law enforcement officers stand at the perimeter of a home in Boulder as part of their investigation into a shooting

Dozens of police and emergency vehicles, their lights flashing, escorted an ambulance carrying the slain officer from the shooting scene after nightfall. It was at least the seventh mass killing this year in the United States.

Monday's attack comes a week after the killing of eight people at three Atlanta-area massage businesses.

"I feel numb", she said, describing the pain of talking with people from the community about the tragic deaths. "There are commonsense gun legislation reform proposals that have been debated in Congress for far too long", Neguse said.

'We will continue to tweet updates as we have them.

In an interview with "Good Morning America", Moonshadow, 42, who was there with her 21-year-old son, said they had been looking around the store and didn't check out as soon as she wanted to in the moments before the alleged shooter started firing.

"And I tried to run towards him, and Nicholas pulled me away and he said, 'We have to go.' And we just ran and hid behind the building". What sounds like two gunshots are heard at the beginning of the video.

Investigators don't know yet why the suspect opened fire inside the grocery store, Dougherty said.

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