NewsNational News


Suspect or suspects remain at large in fatal downtown Denver shooting

Posted at 6:22 PM, Nov 19, 2018

DENVER, Colorado — Authorities say one person is dead and four others have been wounded in a shooting in broad daylight in downtown Denver.

It happened around 4 p.m. local time Monday near the busy intersection of 21st and Lawrence streets. A suspect or suspects remain at large. 

Police say the four wounded in the shooting were transported to Denver Health in stable condition. The fatal victim, whose identity has not been released, was pronounced at the scene. Police initially said four people were shot but later corrected that to five.

Twitter user @AMDunity shared the following video to Denver police. In the video, shots are heard and several people can be seen reacting as they walk through a parking lot.

Hisam Derani, a witness to the shooting, told Denver7's partners at The Denver Post that he saw a man holding a handgun in both hands fire into a group of people, and someone in the group fired back.

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.

Denver police spokesperson Doug Schepman said investigators are looking at surveillance video and gathering more evidence to determine a motive and identify a suspect or suspects. 

Police have taped off a large area around the scene of the shooting. Several roads in the area are closed to traffic as police continue to investigate.