President Biden on Tuesday lamented the mass shooting at a Boulder, Colo., grocery store that left 10 people dead, saying “another American city has been scarred by gun violence and the resulting trauma.” He called on the Senate to pass two background-check bills already approved by the House and for Congress to reenact an assault-weapons ban.

The victims of the shooting, including a police officer, have been identified. The oldest was 65 and the youngest was 20. It was the second mass shooting in less than a week, after eight people were killed by a lone gunman at Atlanta-area spas.

Police identified Monday’s 21-year-old rifle-wielding suspect as Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, who was shot in the leg as he carried out the attack and remained in the hospital on Tuesday morning. He was charged with 10 counts of murder in the first degree, though officials offered no details on a suspected motive.

Here are some significant developments:

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Victim Tralona Bartkowiak ran a ‘treasure chest’ of a shop that catered to music festival crowd

Tralona Bartkowiak, 49, ran a clothing store with her sister in downtown Boulder — a “treasure chest” of a shop called Umba that catered to the music festival crowd, her friend Jessica Bella Lewkovitz told The Washington Post.

She had a “shining” heart, said Lewkovitz, who used to take Zumba classes with her. She made everyone feel like a close friend. She was engaged to be married.

Lewkovitz, a 37-year-old Boulder resident, said she went to Umba Monday evening after the shooting, not realizing that Bartkowiak was at the scene of the rampage, let alone that she had been killed. News of the tragedy was everywhere that evening, and an employee expressed concern that her friend was at the King Soopers, Lewkovitz recalled. But she didn’t hear anything about Bartkowiak.

Then, on Tuesday, authorities shared a list of the victims. Lewkovitz saw the name “Tralona” and still did not realize her friend was dead — because everyone knew Bartkowiak simply as “Lonna,” she said.

“I cannot believe it,” she said.

Umba describes itself online as “a family run business” and “a progressive operation with conscientious practices” that puts profits toward an organic farm in Oregon.

“We believe in positivity, and we can’t wait to share that energy with the universe,” the business says on its Facebook page.

The Post could not immediately reach employees at Umba or family members Tuesday, but friends took to social media with their grief.

“Life will not be the same without you and I know this will be hard for a lot of people to heal from,” Kristian Reynolds wrote on Facebook, remembering Bartkowiak as “one of the nicest kind hearted people I’ve ever met.”

Reynolds posted a photo of Bartkowiak smiling on motorcycle for a photo shoot, gazing up through purple-heart sunglasses.

1:47 a.m.
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Victim Neven Stanisic’s family fled Bosnia to seek a safe life in the U.S.

Neven Stanisic’s family fled war-torn Bosnia in the 1990s, said Iva Petrovic, the wife of the reverend at their Denver-area church.

They left “everything” behind, she said, Serbian refugees seeking a safe life in the United States.

Monday’s shooting brought a whole new world of loss.

“You can lose everything you have, like material things, you can always recover, you can always recuperate, you can always start again. … But with stuff like this, it’s like, how can you? How can a person do that?” said Petrovic.

She calls herself a “spiritual mother” to Stanisic and all the children who belong to Saint John the Baptist Serbian Orthodox Church in Lakewood, a city just west of Denver.

Twenty-three-year-old Stanisic started working as a teenager, helping to support his family, she said. On Monday, he was fixing the coffee machines inside King Soopers and was just leaving in his truck when the violence unfolded.

Stanisic’s family knew he had a job at King Soopers, Petrovic said. They tried to find him — but they couldn’t get anywhere near the scene of the shooting, she said. Everything was blocked. They called Petrovic and her husband about 3 in the morning, crying, to share the terrible news, she said: Neven was dead.

Petrovic remembers Stanisic as a quiet boy who gave her shy smiles, someone she held up as a role model for her own children. He was well-mannered and respectful to the parents who worked so hard for him and his sister, she said. “And he was very loved.”

“Their whole life, they worked and sacrificed, and they’re a hard-working, decent family,” said Petrovic, a 36-year-old resident of Lakewood. “We really love them and feel their loss like our own.”

The family asked the Petrovics to handle all media inquiries, which have poured in from as far away as their native Europe, she said. The phone has been ringing all day, with parishioners calling as well.

“Every one of them, they all cried,” she said.

Everybody seems to have the same question, she said Tuesday evening.

“What drove a person to do something like that? … Why? Why?”

1:30 a.m.
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Victim Jody Waters brought Beanie Babies to Boulder

Jody Waters brought Beanie Babies to Boulder.

Waters used to co-own a boutique called Applause, then part of Boulder’s downtown Pearl Street Mall pedestrian district, where the plush animals were first sold in Boulder in the 1990s.

Jenn Haney said friends gathered Tuesday at her clothing store, Island Farm, to remember Waters, who worked at the store for six years until recently taking time off to care for her new grandson.

“She just brought such a bright, sparkly energy, and the world’s just dimmer with her gone,” Haney said. “She loved retail, and she loved the customers. She made people really feel like they mattered.”

Lily Rood met Waters when Rood started working at Island Farm two years ago. Rood said Waters helped her get through a tough breakup.

“She told me to move into her neighborhood so she could look over me and be a mother figure to me,” Rood said. The two lived close to each other in a neighborhood across from King Soopers.

“We went out for margaritas one night, and we went straight back to my apartment, across the street from her, and we built my bed and my dresser. And to this day,” she fondly joked, referring to the margarita-laced, assembly, “I don’t want to jump on my bed, and a screw is definitely loose in my dresser.”

The Denver Business Journal published a feature on Waters’s boutique in time for Applause’s 20th anniversary in 1999.

The shop, which she co-owned, sold clothing and gifts “for mother and child.” Waters described her shopkeeping style as “a creative shopper who buys for other creative people,” according to the article. She didn’t try to set trends. She sold things she liked — including the Beanie Babies.

12:45 a.m.
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Victim Lynn Murray was a brilliant comet who streaked through everyone’s life, husband says

Lynn Murray’s husband described her as a brilliant comet who streaked through everyone’s life — but also the anchor of his family, whose grace and beauty seemed to hold everyone in her sway.

“She was very much the center,” John R. Mackenzie said Tuesday. “She was the spiritual guide. She was the awareness and consciousness for all of us. She understood all of us better than ourselves. She knew how to console and how to fix anything and make it better. She was adored.”

Murray, an Ohio native, was a former photo producer and editor for Condé Nast and Hearst, supervising shoots that appeared in Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and other fashion magazines, before she left to raise her children. She was so likable and good with people that she befriended New York’s “Soup Nazi,” the famously cantankerous vendor who became the subject of a “Seinfeld” episode.

“It’s like the comet that goes across the sky for 62 years,” said Mackenzie, 59. “We recognized how blessed we were. I’m standing here talking to you and waiting for her to come through the door, and it’s not going to happen.”

Mackenzie said he met his future wife at a photography studio in the late 1980s while she was supervising a shoot involving French photographer Jacques Malignon and he was working for an apparel firm. Mackenzie said they took advantage of everything the city had to offer by way of culture or social life, including dinners with their friend, the late Anthony Bourdain. Mackenzie and Murray married in 1995 in Mauritius and moved to Long Island. While their two children, Pierce and Olivia, were still young, but their own lives were still built around endless work days, nannies and long commutes to Long Island, Mackenzie said they decided to step back. They moved to Florida, where Murray quit her job to devote herself to parenting. Eventually they moved to Colorado to be near Olivia.

Mackenzie, in a lengthy interview by phone, ranged over many of the conflicting emotions and thoughts that have occupied him and his family since they learned that wife died inside the store.

“I walked around screaming at the world for two hours, you know? And I tried to talk to my wife,” Mackenzie said. “God you have no idea. I’m never going to see her again.”

12:30 a.m.
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Boulder shooting suspect developed violent streak by senior year in high school

ARVADA, Colo. — Maybe he didn't quite fit in at his midsize high school in this Denver suburb, but Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa certainly didn't stand out. One of 11 siblings in a family that emigrated from Raqqa, Syria, two decades ago, Alissa seemed to get along with others in his early teens — a moon-faced boy who wrestled but perhaps wanted for friends.

“He was a pretty chill kid from what I can remember,” said Mark Dorokhov, who said he often ate lunch with Alissa during the short period that Dorokhov attended Arvada West High School. “He wasn’t like a popular kid or anything. And he wasn’t like the high school loser either. He was just kind of in-between. He was like me, I guess.”

That mild persona soon unraveled. In November 2017, his senior year, the man accused of killing 10 people in a Boulder grocery store this week stood up in class and assaulted an unsuspecting student, pummeling him in the head and face for an alleged ethnic slur. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to probation and community service.

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‘There is no good motive, it is evil,’ Gov. Polis says of Boulder shooting

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said in an interview with CNN on Tuesday that there are indications that 21-year-old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, who is accused of killing 10 people at a grocery story in Boulder, could have been driven by mental issues “and extreme paranoia” based on the remarks made by his brother.

In an interview with the Daily Beast, Ali Aliwi Alissa said his brother, of Arvada, Colo., had exhibited signs of paranoia — often about imaginary people chasing or following him — for years leading up to the shooting and that his brother has a history of violence and alarming behavior.

Polis (D) told CNN that regardless of what the investigation concludes, the tragic events “won’t make sense to anybody.”

“There is no good motive, it is evil,” he said. “We will learn the dimensions of it, everybody is asking now why that site, why those people, none of us know that.”

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Victim Teri Leiker remembered for her singing and for friendships built through university program

Teri Leiker was a longtime King Soopers employee who enjoyed attending University of Colorado sporting events and singing songs from the movie “Frozen,” according to friends who mourned the 51-year-old on social media.

“I am absolutely heartbroken to share the loss of my friend Teri Leiker,” Katie Rinderknecht, a recent graduate of Colorado, which is in Boulder, wrote on Facebook. She said she met Leiker through the university’s chapter of Best Buddies, which connects students with members of the community with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

“All she knew was how to love and support those that meant a lot to her,” wrote Rinderknecht, who could not be reached for comment.

Another friend wrote that she would never forget Leiker singing songs from Frozen “on repeat.”

Leiker had worked at King Soopers for about 30 years and loved the job, a third friend, Alexis Knutson, wrote on Instagram, adding that she had met the older woman through the Best Buddies program in 2017.

“Teri was the most selfless, innocent, amazing person I have had the honor of meeting,” wrote Knutson, who also could not be reached. “Her shy friendship towards me turned into a sort of sisterhood.”

Photos on the Best Buddies Instagram account show Leiker decked out in Colorado Buffaloes sports gear, smiling.

In an interview with the New York Times, Knutson said the two women — nearly 30 years apart — would talk often. “I always had a rule she couldn’t call before 9 a.m. because I like my sleep,” Knutson told the newspaper. “She would always call me at 6 a.m.”

9:51 p.m.
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Denny Stong dreamed of becoming a pilot, friend’s mom says

Before he was killed at King Soopers, Denny Stong was training to become a professional pilot.

He had worked long hours stocking shelves since late 2018 to earn money for airplane fuel, said Laura Spicer, the mother of Stong’s close friend. When the coronavirus pandemic began last March, Stong added a border to his Facebook picture that read: “I can’t stay home, I am a grocery store worker” — an homage to essential workers who have risked their health throughout the crisis.

One day, Spicer said, she saw Stong at the store and asked him how he was doing.

“He gestured his hand like a plane coming off a tarmac and said, ‘I’m flying!’ ” Spicer said. “And my son said today, ‘I guess he really is now.’ ”

Stong, 20, was gregarious, generous, confident and loyal, Spicer said. He was drawn to anything fast, including old muscle cars, motorcycles, dirt bikes and airplanes.

A fan of the rock band Pink Floyd, Stong also liked model aircraft. He participated in the Boulder Aeromodeling Society, a club of about 77 people who design, build and fly model planes, said the group’s president, Aidan Sesnic.

Stong was also passionate about the Second Amendment and requested donations to the National Foundation for Gun Rights this month for his birthday. “I’ve chosen this nonprofit because their mission means a lot to me, and I hope you’ll consider contributing as a way to celebrate with me,” he wrote on Facebook.

During a hike last summer, Stong egged on Spicer’s son Ben and motivated him to keep going. The pair had been planning to go camping once they received their coronavirus vaccines, Spicer said.

Stong’s Facebook page is full of photos of him making goofy faces and sporting different hair colors. In his most recent profile picture, his hair is bushy and red.

“He occupied a space in the room,” Spicer said. “And now it’s like oxygen has left the room because he’s not there.”

9:30 p.m.
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Daughter of victim Kevin Mahoney shares heartfelt message: ‘My dad represents all things Love’

Erika Mahoney tweeted a photo from her wedding day, her arm laced through her father’s, her face looking up at him adoringly as he appears to be holding back tears before he walks her down the aisle.

The moment captured on a bright, happy day makes the news she shares with it that much more devastating.

“I am heartbroken to announce that my Dad, my hero, Kevin Mahoney, was killed in the King Soopers shooting in my hometown of Boulder, CO,” she wrote. “My dad represents all things Love. I’m so thankful he could walk me down the aisle last summer.”

Mahoney, a news director at KAZU, a public radio station in Monterey Bay, Calif., then shares in a second tweet that she’s going to be a mom.

“I am now pregnant,” she wrote. “I know he wants me to be strong for his granddaughter.”

She thanked Boulder law enforcement officers for their kindness and, in a final tweet, wrote: “I love you forever Dad. You are always with me.”

9:00 p.m.
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Colo. governor orders flags lowered across the state to honor victims

Lawmakers assembled in Colorado’s state Capitol building on March 23 to say the names of the 10 people who were killed in Boulder a day earlier. (The Washington Post)

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings across the state for 10 days “to honor and remember” the 10 victims who lost their lives in the shooting at the King Soopers supermarket shooting in Boulder.

In a statement, Polis (D) shared his condolences to all those who lost a loved one, and added that the tragic events represent “a loss for all of us, and we mourn the ten who died as a state and a nation.”

“This has been a painful year, and we sit here once again surrounded by seemingly incomprehensible loss. We can never let ourselves become numb to this pain, because we simply can’t let this be accepted as anything close to a normal occurrence,” Polis said, adding that there will be “hard days in the weeks and months ahead.”

Earlier Tuesday, President Biden instructed the U.S. flag to be flown at half-staff at the White House and all public buildings in the District of Columbia until March 27, “as a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence” that took place Monday.

8:45 p.m.
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Three victims were King Soopers employees, company says

Three of the 10 victims in the mass shooting at the King Soopers grocery store were its employees, parent company Kroger confirmed in a statement.

“We are horrified and heartbroken over the senseless violence that occurred yesterday at our King Soopers store located on Table Mesa Drive in Boulder,” the company said in a statement, noting that 20-year-old Denny Stong, 25-year-old Rikki Olds and 51-year-old Teri Leiker were associates of the store.

“In the hours since the shooting, we’re learning of truly heroic acts that included associates, customers and first responders selflessly helping to protect and save others,” the statement added. “We will remain forever grateful to the first responders who so bravely responded to protect our associates and customers.”

The store on Table Mesa Drive in Boulder will remain closed while police investigate the shooting, the company said.

7:57 p.m.
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Here’s how other countries have responded to mass shootings

After a mass shooting at a grocery store in Boulder, Colo., on Monday that left 10 people dead, President Biden called for lawmakers to impose background checks on gun buyers and a ban on assault-style firearms.

In the wake of similar massacres, which are frequent in the United States but have taken place all over the world, many countries have imposed far more ambitious gun control measures than what courts interpreting the U.S. Constitution would permit.

Here are the policy changes some countries made after their own mass shootings.

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From Columbine to King Soopers: The long history of Colorado mass shootings

Colorado is known for its gorgeous mountain views, but its history of violence is as ugly as anywhere else in America. In recent times, Colorado has been disproportionately plagued by the gun violence epidemic, from Chuck E. Cheese in 1993 to Monday’s killings at a King Soopers grocery store.

Though school shootings had been happening throughout the 1990s, the Columbine High School shooting was a turning point; afterward, schools nationwide began organizing safety protocols for active shooters.

In 2012, when a 25-year-old shooter opened fire on a packed theater in Aurora screening the latest “Batman” movie, killing 12 and injuring 58 people, the crime had the largest number of casualties of any mass shooting. That’s since been surpassed twice.

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Learning about the victims was a ‘punch in the gut’ for woman who survived

Kathy Cornelius-Smith heard three more gunshots after she escaped to the parking lot of King Soopers grocery store Monday.

Moments before, she heard the first gunshots coming from suspect Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa’s weapon that caused her to run behind a glass deli counter, she told the Toledo Blade.

She and another person helped an older woman to her feet as they all exited the store door being held open by a deli counter worker, the Blade reported, and Cornelius-Smith fled with a lemon in each palm.

Cornelius-Smith and the older woman consoled one another in Cornelius-Smith’s car as they watched emergency workers respond to the shootings. She drove the woman home as she was unable to locate her car among the frenzy, according to the Blade.

Cornelius-Smith would later learn that one of the confirmed dead was a friend’s husband.

“When I heard there were 10 victims, it was a punch in the gut,” she told the paper. “Just realizing all of those shots I heard probably someone died with every one of those shots.”‘