Gun violence mars Denver with two dead near Coors…
Seven others were wounded in four incidents Friday night and early Saturday
Denver police are investigating four shootings Friday night into Saturday, including one in Civic Center and another outside Coors Field, that left two people dead and seven others wounded.
The Civic Center shooting happened at about 8:30 p.m. near Colfax Avenue and Broadway, police said. One person died, one is in critical condition and another victim has injuries that are not life-threatening.
Two suspects approached a group of people in the park and shots were fired, police said. The motive remains under investigation. There were no arrests in the case as of late-afternoon Saturday.
The shooting at Coors Field happened at about 10:30 p.m. Friday as thousands of Rockies fans streamed from the ballpark, some going to night spots in the busy LoDo area. One man was killed in the shooting and another man was taken to a local hospital. The A Gate at the ballpark was closed by the violence.
On Saturday police described the surviving victim as an “uninvolved bystander.” His injuries are not life-threatening. The fatal victim was in an argument with two people when he was shot, police said. The investigation is ongoing. A Colorado Rockies spokesman said the man who died was a concessions worker at the ballpark.
At about 2 a.m. Saturday, police responded to a shooting near West 11th Avenue and Acoma Street just south of downtown in the Golden Triangle area. Police found one victim who was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. A second victim from the shooting was taken to a hospital by a private vehicle, police said. Both victims were in critical condition Saturday. The shooting happened during an argument in a parking lot, police said.
A woman was shot at about 2:10 a.m. in the Capitol Hill area, near East Colfax Avenue and Ogden Street, police said. The woman was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. On Saturday afternoon, police announced that a man was also shot. He too is expected to survive.
The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner will release the names of the fatal victims after positive identification and notification of family. Police had not made any arrests in the cases as of Saturday afternoon.
Anyone with information on the shootings, or on suspects, is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 (STOP).