A massacre in the supermarket.
A man enters King Soopers in Boulder, Colorado, and opens fire: the death toll is ten, including agent Eric Talley, the first police officer to arrive on the scene.
The alleged killer was arrested and is now in the custody of the police.
For America this is a new shock, the second shooting in a week after the massacre in Atlanta massage centers.
And a shooting that goes to lengthen the trail of blood in Colorado, which has been in the news over the years for the massacres of the Columbine high school and the Aurora cinema during the premiere of the Joker movie.
Boulder police speak of a "tragedy" and a "nightmare" in describing what happened. But he reassures that "the community can rest assured: there are no more dangers", says police chief Maris Herold. The alarm went off shortly after 2.30 pm local time: the first agent to arrive on the spot was the 51-year-old Talley, killed by the killer. At 14.49 a police tweet urged everyone to stay away from the area. At the same time a massive deployment of law enforcement arrived in the area, surrounding the supermarket building. "You have to give up and walk out with your hands up," an officer said over a megaphone to the killer still inside King Soopers. Shortly thereafter, a handcuffed white man in shorts, shirtless and with a bloody leg was seen escorted by two officers. It is unclear whether the man is the alleged killer. In fact, the police did not disclose many details: in two press conferences at a distance of an hour and a half from the other, they limited themselves to reporting the number of victims and saying that the alleged killer is injured but in the custody of the police. . "It will take at least five days to complete the on-site investigation," the officers added, explaining that the second alarm in an area adjacent to the supermarket was false. Witnesses recount minutes of fear and chaos. "He didn't say a word: he went in and fired," some say, describing the killer armed with an "AR-15 rifle". A boy declares himself lucky to have survived: "I almost died for a soda and a packet of chips". A man tells of his daughter and granddaughters lined up inside the Covid-19 vaccine center: to the media he describes in detail their escape in a bathroom and desperate phone calls. Meanwhile, the Boulder incident rekindles the arms debate in the United States and shines the spotlight on the consoler-in-chief, President Joe Biden, called to respond to yet another firearms tragedy.