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1 wounded after self-inflicted gunshot outside Westminster Walmart

Westminster Walmart shooting
Posted at 3:55 PM, May 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-14 19:16:04-04

WESTMINSTER, Colo. – One person was wounded following a shooting police said was self-inflicted outside of a Walmart in Westminster Tuesday afternoon. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Officers were responding to the incident about 3:30 p.m. in the 7100 block of Sheridan Boulevard, near West 72nd Avenue, according to Westminster police on Twitter.

Police said the incident was not related to Walmart and that there is no threat to the public. The store remained open during the investigation.

Several police vehicles were in the parking lot of the Walmart, with police tape surrounding a portion of the parking lot near the front door of the store. Officers were walking through the parking lot with a police K-9 and searching through a grassy area near the store.

North Arvada Middle School, Thomson Elementary School, Swanson Elementary School, and Two Roads Charter School briefly went into lockout during the incident, but the lockout was lifted, according to Jeffco Public Schools.