A 21-year-old Colorado man faced murder charges Tuesday in the shooting rampage at a Boulder supermarket that left 10 people dead and fueled chaos as panicked shoppers fled to safety amid the hail of bullets.
Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold released the names of the victims and said they ranged in age from 20 to 65. Among them was officer Eric Talley, 51, a father of seven who responded to the 911 call.
Monday’s carnage was the nation’s second mass shooting in a week, coming six days after an attack at three Georgia massage spas that left eight people dead. The Boulder attack was the seventh mass killing this year in the U.S., according to a database compiled by The Associated Press, USA TODAY and Northeastern University.
The Boulder shooting suspect, identified as Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, was shot in the leg, Herold said. He was expected to be released from a hospital Tuesday and then booked into the county jail, authorities said.
“Today our city is grieving the senseless loss of 10 lives in our community,” Mayor Sam Weaver said Tuesday. “A man with a gun monstrously struck them down.”
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Source: USA Today