The ten victims who died in a mass shooting by a 21-year-old gunman in Boulder, Colorado, on Monday have been identified by local police.
The latest: Investigators say it is still not known why the suspect opened fire inside the King Sooper's grocery store, AP reports.
- This is the second massacre in a week, after the Atlanta massage parlor shootings on March 16 that left eight people dead — including six Asian women.
What we know: The Boulder Police Departmenton Tuesday released the names of the victims:
- Denny Strong, 20
- Neven Stanisic, 23
- Rikki Olds, 25
- Tralona Bartkowiak, 49
- Suzanne Fountain, 59
- Teri Leiker, 51
- Eric Talley, 51
- Kevin Mahoney, 61
- Lynn Murray, 62
- Jody Waters, 65
Olds was a front-end manager at the grocery story, her aunt, Lori Olds, told the Denver Post.
- Her grandmother, Jeanette Olds, told the New York Post that she enjoyed working with people and was "always thinking about the other person instead of herself."
Talley was a Boulder police officer and a father of seven children, ages five to 18.
- "I can tell you that he's a very kind man and he didn't have to go into policing," Boulder police chief Maris Herold said at a press conference.
- "He had a profession before this, but he felt a higher calling and he loved this community and he's everything that policing deserves and needs ... and he was willing to die to protect others."
Officer Eric Talley is my big brother. He died today in the Boulder shooting. My heart is broken. I cannot explain how beautiful he was and what a devastating loss this is to so many. Fly high my sweet brother. You always wanted to be a pilot (damn color blindness). Soar. pic.twitter.com/tgt2DxPsqz— Kirstin (@Roozersmom) March 23, 2021
This story will be updated as more information is released about the victims.