US shooting: Witnesses describes chaos as gunman opens fire in Colorado grocery store

A simple trip to supermarket became a fight for survival when a gunman opened fire in Boulder, Colorado, killing 10 people including a police officer.

One person was taken into police custody and is in hospital for treatment of injuries suffered in the incident, authorities said.

CNN affiliate KMGH’s helicopter recorded a shirtless man being taken from the supermarket.

The man had what appeared to be blood on his arm and right leg and his hands appeared to be cuffed behind him as two officers escorted him away.

One of the 10 people killed was 51-year-old Officer Eric Talley, the first police officer to respond, according to Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold.

Tactical police units respond to the scene of a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado. Credit: CNN

Here’s what witnesses say they saw.

Inside the store

Ryan Borowski said he was at the store to buy a soda and bag of chips when he heard several loud bangs inside the store and began to run.

“We just all ran to the back of the store and out the back door and employees showed us the way,” said Borowski.

“And we told the employees what was going on.

“So, everybody helped each other and we just ran to safety as quickly as we could.”

When asked if he could see where the shots were coming from, Borowski said, “I didn’t see a shooter, I just saw terrified faces running towards me and that’s when I turned and ran in the other direction.”

Ryan Borowski was inside the store when the gunman opened fire.
Ryan Borowski was inside the store when the gunman opened fire. Credit: CNN

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