10 Killed in Boulder Mass Shooting

Latest Updates as of 11:18amET

  • Police identified the suspect as Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, who carried out the attack with a rifle, was shot in the leg and was in the hospital on Tuesday morning. They offered no details on a suspected motive. 
  • The other nine victims were identified as Neven Stoanisic, 23; Rikki Olds, 25; Tralona Bartkowiak, 49; Suzanne Fountain, 59; Teri Leiker, 51; Kevin Mahoney, 61; Lynn Murray, 62 and Jody Waters, 65.

What we know so far:

  • Ten people, including one police officer, were killed at the King Soopers supermarket in Boulder, Colorado.
  • The lone suspect was taken into custody and was being treated for injuries, no motive has been reported yet.
  • Police said the suspect was the only person to receive non-fatal injuries.
  • Law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation said the suspect used an AR-style rifle in the attack, the Wall Street Journal reported. One senior law enforcement source further clarified to CNN that the weapon used was an AR-15 style rifle. Police Chief Maris Harold said they did get a call to the station “about a possible person with a patrol rifle.” 
  • A press conference by Boulder Police has been scheduled for 10:30amET, 8:30am MT

Speaker Pelosi issued a statement that pointed to two bills passed by the House but have gone nowhere yet in the Senate.

“Action is needed now to prevent this scourge from continuing to ravage our communities. That is why, this month, the House passed H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act and H.R. 1446, the Enhanced Background Checks Act, two commonsense gun violence prevention measures,” Pelosi said in the statement. 

White House senior adviser and director of the Office of Public Engagement Cedric Richmond reacted to the Boulder shooting this morning and expressed condolences before calling for “action, not just words and prayers.”

“The regular sentiment of hearts and prayers are not enough. We need action on this in the country,” Richmond said in an interview on MSNBC, pointing to recently-passed legislation in the House.

He continued, “This President has a track record of fighting against the NRA and beating them, and we need to make sure that we have sensible gun regulations in this country to ensure safety. And so we need action, not just words and prayers.”

CNN , Newsweek, and USA Today

The city of Boulder enacted bans on assault-style weapons and large-capacity magazines in 2018 following the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. But a state district court judge ruled this month that Boulder could not enforce the bans.

The NRA issued a statement on Twitter following the shooting in Boulder.

Additional sourcing from New York Times, WaPo