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Police arrest suspect in Colorado Walmart shooting that killed 3

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THORNTON, Colo. (AP) - The Latest on the shooting at a Colorado Walmart (all times local):
 
8:20 a.m.
 
Police say they've arrested a man suspected of walking into a suburban Denver Walmart and immediately opening fire with a handgun, killing two men and a woman Wednesday night.
 
Thornton police say 47-year-old Scott Ostrem was arrested Thursday morning, about 14 hours after he fled the store in a car. Authorities used security video to help identify him.
 
Thornton police spokesman Victor Avila said Wednesday night that the shooting appears random and there are no indications that it was an act of terror.
 
He says the motive is unknown.
 
Two men died inside the Walmart, which is about 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of Denver in a busy shopping center. The woman died later at a hospital.
 
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6:58 a.m.
 
Colorado authorities have identified a man who police say nonchalantly walked into a Walmart and immediately opened fire, killing two men and a woman Wednesday night.
 
Thornton police are searching for 47-year-old Scott Ostrem, who they say fled in a car before officers arrived. Authorities used security video to help identify the suspect.
 
Thornton police spokesman Victor Avila says the shooting appears to be random and there are no indications that it was an act of terror.
 
Customers and employees hid or fled toward the exits after gunshots rang out in Thornton, a suburb of Denver. Avila says he doesn't know how many rounds were fired.
 
Two men died at the store, and the woman died at a hospital. Authorities did not immediately release any other information about the victims.
 
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11:53 p.m.
 
Colorado authorities are searching for a man who police say nonchalantly walked into a Walmart and immediately opened fire, killing two men and a woman Wednesday night.
 
Thornton police spokesman Victor Avila says the shooting appears to be random and there are no indications that it was an act of terror.
 
Customers and employees hid or fled toward the exits after gunshots rang out in Thornton, which is a suburb of Denver. Avila says he doesn't know how many rounds were fired.
 
Authorities are reviewing security video to identify the suspect, who fled in a car before officers arrived.
 
Two men died at the store, and the woman died at a hospital. Authorities did not immediately release any other information about the victims.

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