Ten dead in fatal shooting in Boulder, CO

This is the second major shooting event in less than two weeks


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Star Samkus, who works at the King Soopers grocery store and knew three of the victims of a mass shooting there a day earlier, kneels in front of crosses put up for the victims outside the store, Tuesday, March 23, 2021, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Ashley Kaeser-Crowe, Managing Editor

Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa was identified Tuesday as the suspect responsible for the fatal shooting of a King Scoopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado that resulted in ten deaths. Alissa has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and one charge of attempted murder. Alissa will have his first court appearance Thursday morning.

According to CNN, as of now a motive has yet to be released, but in 2018 Alissa was found guilty of assault. Police believe that Alissa acted alone and there is no additional threat to the community. The weapon used in the shooting was identified as an AR-15-style pistol modified with an arm brace and a search of the suspects home revealed other weapons.

The Boulder Shooting is the second shooting in the United States within a week. The Atlanta shooting last Tuesday along with this recent shooting has brought attention once again to the current laws on guns in the United States. President Biden and Democrats have brought up the call for stricter gun laws, including reinstating an assault rifle ban, which was met with opposition from Republicans.