- At least five people were killed and three were injured during a series of shootings in Denver, Colorado.
- The shooting spread from Denver to a suburb on Monday night.
- The motive for the murder spree is unknown and an investigation into the incidents is underway.
At least five people, including the suspect, died on Monday in a series of shootings in Denver and the nearby town of Lakewood, both in Colorado, local media reported.
The first shooting took place after 5:00 p.m. local time (00:00 GMT on Tuesday) on a Denver street, according to The Denver Post. In that incident, the suspect shot three people. Two women were killed and a man was injured, the EFE news agency reported.
The suspect attacked six locations in the city
Shortly after that a second shooting occurred in which another man was killed. In the third incident, shots were fired but no injuries were reported. According to police, the gunman, whose identity is still unknown, opened fire in six locations in the city.
The police discovered the suspect’s car and there was a chase with an exchange of bullets that didn’t result in any injuries. The suspect managed to escape and he was involved in another incident in Lakewood, according to The Daily News. Filed under: Colorado Shootings
A police officer was injured in the shooting
At around 6:00 p.m., the man fled and was not heard from again until police reported a new incident in Lakewood. It turned out to be the same suspect. Then, at around 6:00 p.m., another shooting was reported which resulted in one fatality.
Shortly after the police located him in a commercial area, the suspect shot a hotel concierge and later confronted a policeman who he wounded. After a new exchange of fire, the officers shot him down and he died. Authorities have asked residents to keep the victims, specifically the officer, in their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Filed under: Colorado Shootings
What motivated this murder spree?
The motive for the murder spree is unknown, and an investigation into the incidents is underway. “Seeing this kind of chaos is not normal in our community,” Denver Police Department Chief Paul Pazen told KDVR. “This individual was responsible for this very violent crime wave that took place tonight,” he said.
According to police, the gunman, whose identity is still unknown, opened fire at six locations in the city. According to KDVR, authorities continue to investigate the cause of this incident, about which no further details have emerged. “We just ask everyone in our community for their thoughts and prayers for that officer and his family,” Lakewood police spokesman John Romero told the Denver Post. Filed under: Colorado Shootings.
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