LISTEN: Boulder, Colorado, Mass Shooting Live Police Scanner Audio

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You can listen to the initial live police scanner audio in the Boulder, Colorado, mass shooting below.

Commander Kerry Yamaguchi said in a news conference that “we have multiple people who were killed in this incident. One of them was a Boulder police officer.” The police chief later confirmed that 10 people have died, including Boulder Police Officer Eric Talley. You can read more about the victims, including Talley, here. The suspect has been named as Ahmad Alissa.

There is no ongoing public threat, police said. A suspect is in custody who was injured in the incident and is being treated for injuries. The gunman’s motive is not clear, and police have not released the names of the other nine victims.

“A tragedy and a nightmare,” is how the local District Attorney Michael Dougherty described the mass shooting.

Boulder Police confirmed they they were responding to the active shooter situation with multiple victims at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, on Monday afternoon, according to a in a tweet. Graphic videos and photos emerged from the shooting scene at the King Soopers grocery store.

Other photos and videos emerged showing a man with a bloodied leg in handcuffs being led away by police. It’s not clear, though, whether he’s the suspect, but you can see photos and videos of him here.

You can listen to the initial live scanner audio here:

According to police scanner traffic obtained by Heavy, one of the victims of the shooting was a police officer who was among the first responders to the scene. The chief later confirmed this, praising Talley as a hero. He was 51 and had been with the force since 2010.

Later in the afternoon, Boulder police wrote, “Emergency notification just went out: Boulder police asking people near 17th and Grove to shelter in place while they respond to report of armed, dangerous individual. PD is investigating to determine if this is related to King Soopers shooting.” It’s not clear whether that was related in any way to the shooting, though.

Here’s what you need to know:


Graphic Videos Showed a Body Lying Near the Front of the Grocery Store


First on Active Shooter Scene with Mass Causalityl in Boulder, Colorado2021-03-23T00:12:23Z

King Soopers is a grocery store chain. Graphic video and witness accounts shed some light on what happened in the mass shooting, even though police were not very detailed on the front end. One live stream captured the initial moments at the scene. Due to age restrictions, you have to click through to YouTube to watch it above.

One disturbing video shows two victims on the ground outside the store, and a third on the ground. “Get 911 right here,” the man who is filming the video says. “We’ve got injured parties on the ground. We don’t know. There’s a shooter, active shooter somewhere. Could be in the store. He went in the store. Oh my God. Guys we’ve got people down in King Soopers.” Gunfire then rings out in the video.

Live video shows an armored vehicle at the scene. “Guys this happened… not even 30 seconds ago. I heard gunshots going. Guys there’s an active shooter,” the streamer says.

“People ran out the back door. The active shooter is still in there,” the live streamer said early in the video. He then runs around the store. “Guys we’ve got an active shooter situation at King Soopers,” he says. “He’s inside the building right now.” Police are not yet at the scene as the video streams initially, but you can hear their sirens in the distance.

Boulder police then arrived and converged on the store.


A Witness Says the Gunman Walked in & Started Shooting Without Saying Anything

Witness accounts painted a picture of a silent gunman who just started shooting inside the store for unclear reasons.

A witness told The Denver Post, “He didn’t say sh**. He just came in and started shooting.” A second witness told the newspaper that the shooter “let off a couple of shots, then was silent, and then he let off a couple more. He wasn’t spraying.”

Dramatic photos also emerged from the scene. Boulder police wrote on Twitter, “ALERT: Active Shooter at the King Soopers on Table Mesa. AVOID THE AREA. PIO is en-route.”

The grocery store is located at 3600 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder, Colorado. The mass shooting broke out about 2:30 p.m. on March 22, 2021, a Monday.

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