Shooting in Denver Causes Police to Close Streets

Shooting in Denver Causes Police to Close Streets [Updated]



On June 28, 2016, the police and emergency crews shut down streets near 15th and Wynkoop in Lower Downtown (LoDo) Denver, Colorado. After responding to a report of shots fired at 2:45 p.m. CDT.

According to “The Denver Post,” the authorities discovered at least three victims. They were transported to Denver Health Medical Center. Police are asking people the area if possible it is an active crime scene.

Police urged merchants and residents to find shelter and have cleared the Alliance Center at 1536 Wynkoop Street. The building currently houses many political and environmental groups.

Police, Emergency Medical Services, and fire vehicles crowd the streets. Over two dozen witnesses were loaded onto a bus. There were no injuries among these witnesses.

Caleb Goertz, an employee of the Tattered Cover Book Store which is located on the corner 15th Street and Wynkoop streets was told by police to lock their door and keep all customers safe inside.

Goertz stated he seen two ambulances but did not see them transport anyone or leaving. He added he had only seen people coming out of the Alliance Center.

This is an ongoing investigation and The Public Slate will have updates as they become available.

UPDATE 5:45 p.m.: The Denver Post reported the shooter was dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after he shot his intended victim several times. When the police found the shooter he had already perished.

One of the gunshot victims, who was taken to the hospital earlier, is in critical condition according to Dr. Eric Lavonas.

By Brandy Combs
Edited by Cathy Milne


The Denver Post: Police close streets at 15th & Wynkoop on report of active shooter

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