1 dead, 2 injured in Broomfield Walgreens parking lot shooting; suspect in custody

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BROOMFIELD, Colo. (KDVR) – One man is dead and two wounded after a shooting in a Walgreens parking lot on Saturday, the Broomfield Police Department said.

BPD responded to the shooting just after noon at Midway Boulevard and Zuni Street, and found three people had been shot. One man was pronounced dead on scene and the other two, a man and a woman, were transported to the hospital in unknown conditions, police said.

The suspect fled the area, which led police on a search. Surrounding roads were closed during that time. Police reported having a suspect in custody at 2:23 p.m., and shortly after reopened the area.

BPD did not issue a shelter-in-place because they did not believe there was a threat to the community.

“We do believe this was not a random shooting so the people involved knew each other, they did not go inside the store, nobody from the Walgreens was involved, none of the Walgreens employees were involved,” BPD spokesperson Rachel Haslett said.

“It is very uncommon for a homicide to happen in Broomfield, unfortunately this is our second homicide in 2021,” she said.

Police are asking any witnesses or businesses with video of the shooting to contact them.

One neighbor in the area was distraught from the violence that happened so close to his home.

“I needed to stop by Walgreens to pick up a couple of things,” Broomfield resident Jon Portillo said. “There was a tragedy here, close to my home. It breaks our heart, as a community, to see this type of thing happen.”

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