One person was killed and four others were injured in a shooting in downtown Denver late Monday afternoon, authorities said. The shooter or shooters remained at large Monday night.
Doug Schepman, a police spokesman, said the incident took place at about 4 p.m. in the Lo Do neighborhood a few blocks from Coors Field, the home of the Colorado Rockies baseball team.
Police initially said three people were injured with non-life-threatening wounds. Late Monday night, they said four people were taken to the hospital, where they were listed as stable.
Witness Hisam Derani said. “I saw him approach the crowd.” Derani said he was returning home from work when he heard about six gunshots. He said he saw one or two shots fired before he ducked. He said a gunman got into a car, slammed the door and drove 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.
Schepman said investigators did not yet know what led to the shooting.
“It’s too early in the investigation right now to be able to say exactly what happened here and why,” he said. Investigators were interviewing witnesses and looking for video.