BROOMFIELD – A man and a woman exchanged gunfire Tuesday inside a suburban Denver Walmart, panicking shoppers and triggering a swarming police response, police said.
No one was hurt and the woman was taken into custody.
Officers were searching for the man involved in the afternoon shooting at the store in Broomfield, said police Sgt. Steve Griebel.
The names of the woman and man weren’t immediately released. A motive had not yet been determined.
Griebel said the man and woman knew each other, but he did not know details of their relationship. He said there was “a short amount of shooting” between the two, The Denver Post reported.
Mary Boyle told the Post she was shopping in the store with her 11-month-old daughter when she heard shots and screams. She grabbed her daughter and ran to the back of the store.
“It was absolute terror,” Boyle said. “All I could think about was protecting my daughter.”
Police urged shoppers to avoid the area about 10 miles northwest of downtown Denver. The Walmart was set to reopen Wednesday, police said.
Video by KUSA-TV showed a large police presence surrounding the Walmart. Yellow tape blocked entrances, and armed officers walked the roof of the shopping center and questioned people on sidewalks.