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“Today, ten lives were tragically lost, including Boulder Police Officer Eric Talley. Officer Talley served more than ten years with the Boulder Police Department and tragically lost his life at the age of 51 while working to save the lives of others,” Polis wrote. “This year we have all been surrounded by loss of life, illness and isolation, and the deep grief that has accompanied life as we knew it.” 

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A gunman opened fire in a King Soopers which is a subsidiary of Kroger, as previously reported by OK!. The suspect has been taken into custody with injuries but his identity has not been released. The suspected shooter was the only person with known injuries, aside from the fatalities, according to the Boulder Police Department. 

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“We are horrified and deeply saddened by the senseless violence that occurred at our King Soopers located on Table Mesa Drive in Boulder, CO,” Kroger said in a statement. “The entire Kroger Family offers our thoughts, prayers and support to our associated, customers and the first responders who so bravely responded to this tragic situation.

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According to CNN, this was the seventh mass shooting in the U.S. in the last seven days. This includes the deaths of eight people, six of whom were Asian women, on March 16 in Atlanta, the five people who were shot but survived in a drive-by shooting in Stockton, Calif, on March 17 at a vigil and eight people who were shot by an unidentified shooter in Dallas, Tex, on March 20. 



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