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Thornton Walmart reopens after shooting

Posted at 9:19 AM, Nov 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-04 20:19:42-04

THORNTON, Colo. -- The Walmart in Thornton reopened Saturday morning three days after a deadly shooting. An employee at the store told Denver7 over the phone doors reopened around 9 a.m.

A table filled with flowers outside the entrance served as a makeshift memorial for the three victims who lost their lives in Wednesday night's shooting. 

Police say Scott Allen Ostrem, 47, "nonchalantly" walked into the store, located at located at 9901 Grant Street, took out a handgun and began firing randomly at people. Two men and a woman were killed.

The coroner for Adams and Broomfield counties on Thursday identified the three killed in the shooting as 52-year-old Pamela Marques of Denver, 66-year-old Carlos Moreno of Thornton, and 26-year-old Victor Vasquez of Denver.

Ostrem was arrested in the middle of the road, close to his apartment at the intersection of W 72nd Ave. and Federal in Denver Thursday morning. Ostrem's apartment was just blocks away, in the 7100 block of Samuel Drive.

The suspect made his first court appearance Friday morning in Adams County. Formal charges have yet to be filed against him, but his arrest warrant carried first-degree murder after deliberation charges.

Shoppers at the store Saturday told Denver7 they weren't worried about returning. One man said he wasn't going to let "some random crime" stop him from his routine.