The Latest: 1 dead, 4 injured after downtown Denver shooting

November 20, 2018

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting in downtown Denver (all times local):

9:05 p.m.

Authorities have again changed the number of people who were wounded in a downtown Denver shooting that also left one person dead.

Police now say four people were injured in the shooting Monday afternoon in a neighborhood of new apartment buildings, restaurants and bars.

Authorities initially said four were hurt, then lowered that number to three, then raised it to four again. Police spokesman Doug Schepman says uncertainty in the immediate aftermath of the shooting caused the conflicting reports.

The condition of the injured wasn’t disclosed but Schepman says none of the wounds are believed to be life-threatening.

Police say they haven’t arrested anyone and don’t know whether more than one shooter was involved.

Investigators haven’t disclosed a possible motive for the shooting.


8:10 p.m.

A witness says he saw a man fire a handgun into a group of indigent people in downtown Denver, and someone in the group fired back.

Police say one person was killed and three others were wounded in the shooting Monday.

Hisam Derani tells The Denver Post he was returning home from work when he heard gunshots. He says he saw one or two shots fired before he ducked, and he heard about six total.

He says he saw a gunman get into a car and drive away.

Derani says police interviewed him and later asked him if a man they had detained as a potential suspect was the shooter, but Derani said he was not.

Police say they haven’t arrested anyone. They say the three injured people were in critical condition but their wounds were not life-threatening.


5:40 p.m.

Authorities say one person is dead and three others have been wounded in a shooting in downtown Denver.

The shootings occurred Monday afternoon about three blocks from Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies.

Denver Health Medical Center spokesman Simon Crittle says paramedics from the hospital responded to the shooting and found one person dead at the scene.

Crittle says the three injured people were taken to Denver Health. He initially said four people were injured.

Denver Police spokesman Doug Schepman says the three were in critical condition.

Schepman says no arrests have been made and police don’t know if there was more than one shooter.

Officers closed several streets in the area.

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