3 Dead In Colorado Walmart Shooting, Gunman Caught

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(CBSMiami/CNN) – The man suspected of killing three people at random inside a Colorado Walmart has been arrested.

Scott Ostrem, 47, was taken into custody Thursday morning, according to the Thornton police department.

It’s still not clear, however, why he may have opened fire near a cash register at the Walmart Supercenter Wednesday night, killing two men and a woman.

“We believe as of right now that the shooting was random,” Thornton Police Officer Victor Avila said.

The gunman left the store in the same calm demeanor with which he entered, said Avila.

Police said the suspect fled the scene in a red Mitsubishi Mirage and they worked through the night trying to find him.

Shoppers inside the Walmart described pandemonium after the gunfire started.

“You just hear people running right to the exit yelling, ‘He’s got a gun. He’s got a gun’,” Marcus Smith told CNN affiliate KDVR.

Virginia Samora, whose 15-year-old son was inside the Walmart, told KDVR her son texted her while his phone was on low battery.

“He said, ‘I’m at 1% Mom, my battery is ready to die, but there’s a shooter here at Walmart. If anything happens to me, I love you guys’ ” Samora said.

She said her son was able to get out and he also pulled his friend out through a side entrance.

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