US: Five killed in mass shooting in Denver, Colorado

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Denver (USA): Yet another mass shooting incident has affected the United States of America (US) this time in Denver, the capital of Colorado State.

Five people, including a suspected gunman, were killed and several others were injured in a shooting in the US state of Colorado on Monday.

Police believe the suspect fired a firearm at at least seven different locations in Denver and Lakewood, Colorado. Denver Police Chief Paul Pazzen said at a news conference that the shooting began at around 5 p.m. local time (0000 GMT Tuesday) at First Avenue and Broadway in the Colorado capital, Denver.

“Two adult women were killed and one adult male was injured in this incident. Shortly after the first shooting incident, an adult male was shot and killed on 12th Avenue and Williams Street,” says Pazen said,

The chase was launched after Denver police spotted the suspicious vehicle. After a shootout with police, the suspect fled to Lakewood, a suburb west of Denver.

Lakewood Police Public Information Officer John Romero said agents with the Lakewood Police Department identified the suspect’s car shortly after fleeing Denver.

“The suspect opened fire on the agents, then fled on foot,” Romero said.

The suspect then fled to a hotel and shot a clerk, and was later killed in an encounter with the police.

A police officer was killed by the suspect in a shootout and was undergoing surgery at the hospital. Police said they are still not sure whether the suspect was killed by police officers.

Police said that investigation into the firing incident is still on.

First published:December 28, 2021, 4:36 pm

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