Breaking: Colorado mass shooting reinvigorates calls for gun control
The latest mass shooting in a Colorado grocery store has sparked new calls for political action to tighten gun control in the United States.
According to reports, people were shocked after the US witnessed its second deadly mass shooting in a week. The mass shooting occurred at a Boulder King Soopers grocery store and killed 10 people.
Less than a week earlier, eight people had been killed by a lone gunman at Atlanta-area spas.
Police identified the suspect in the Monday shooting as 21-year-old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa of Arvada, a suburb of Denver about 20 miles from Boulder.
Police said the suspect, who was wounded in his right leg, had been taken into police custody. He was charged with 10 counts of first degree murder, though officials offered no details on his motive.
Boulder District Attorney Michael Dougherty vowed that “the killer’s name will live in infamy.”
The top Democrat in the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, weighed in on the Colorado shooting, calling for urgent action against the “epidemic of gun violence.”
“For the second time in a week, our nation is being confronted by the epidemic of gun violence. Too many families in too many places are being forced to endure this unfathomable pain and anguish,” she said in a statement.