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Third victim dies in Thornton Walmart shooting

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Police in Thornton, Colorado have identified a suspect in Wednesday night's shooting inside a Walmart that resulted in the deaths of two men and a woman. Authorities consider 47-year-old Scott Ostrem armed and dangerous. He was last seen driving a red 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage with Colorado license plate 882TQB. If you see Ostrem, please do not approach him. Contact Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

There's no word on Ostrem's possible connection to the victims or a motive.

Police say the three victims who died, were the only people who were shot during the incident. The victims were in the same area of the store, but it is unclear if they knew each other. Investigators are describing this as a random attack, with witnesses saying the gunman walked into the store "nonchalantly" and began firing.

A bus full of people who were inside the store at the time of the shooting were taken on an RTD bus to the Thornton Police department, which is just to the south of the store. Thornton Police said they are currently reviewing security camera footage and interviewing witnesses "for assistance with suspect(s) description/info."

The first report of shots fired came in just before 6:30 p.m. at the Walmart located at 9901 Grant St. in Thornton. Grant St. was been closed near the store due to a large police presence. 

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