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Thorntown residents devastated by shooting at Walmart

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On Wednesday Nov. 1, three people died when a shooter opened fire at a Walmart in Thornton, Colorado. The shooter was identified as 47-year-old Scott Ostrem.

Male victims Carlos Moreno and Victor Vasquez were found dead on scene. The other victim, Pamela Marques, died later that night at a local Denver hospital.

The gun shots caused chaos and panic for shoppers in the store during the time of the shooting. By the time police made it to the scene, customers were hiding throughout the store, and the shooter had fled. Terrified shoppers even pulled their own guns for protection, making it extremely difficult for police to identify the suspect from video footage for investigation.

It was not until the following morning that Ostrem was caught and put into police custody. The motive of the shooting has not been identified. Neighbors and coworkers of Ostrem who were questioned described him as ‘quiet’ and ‘creepy.’ Ostrem’s sister came out with a statement blaming the incident on her brother’s problematic past with drugs.

“It is unlikely that LSD would be the cause of a decades long psychosis. It was more likely that Ostrem had some severe disturbance to begin with,” said Charles Grob, a psychiatry professor at UCLA, to Fox News.

On Monday, Ostrem appeared at his hearing and was charged with six counts of first-degree murder, along with 30 counts of attempted murder. No bail was set.

For the Jupiter community, the story hit close to home because Walmart is a popular shopping destination and the only box store in town.

“Violent acts like this can happen anywhere at any time. It is kind of scary to think about, but I can’t let it change my daily routine,” said sophomore Christopher Radice.

 

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