Gun violence mars Denver with two dead near Coors Field, Civic Center

Denver police are investigating four shootings Friday night into Saturday, including one in Civic Center and one outside Coors Field, that left two people dead and six 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.

The shooting at Coors Field happened at about 11 p.m. Friday as thousands of Rockies fans streamed from the ball park, some going to night spots in the busy LoDo area. One person was killed in the shooting and another is in critical condition. The A Gate at the ball park was closed by the violence and fans couldn’t use it to exit Coors Field.

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.

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.

Police did not release information on suspects, arrests or identities of victims. The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner will release the names of the fatal victims after positive identification and notification of family.

Anyone with information on the shootings, or on suspects, is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 (STOP).


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