Shooting during highway chase shuts I-25 |

Shooting during highway chase shuts I-25

Kevin Flynn
Rocky Mountain News
Denver, CO Colorado

DENVER, Colorado ” One man was critically injured by gunfire and two others were treated for bullet wounds after an argument near Larimer Square in Denver, Colorado moved to a car chase on Interstate 25 Sunday morning.

Denver police said an unknown number of people got into a confrontation near 14th and Larimer streets around 1 a.m. They divided into two groups that got into cars and headed toward northbound I-25.

Around 38th Avenue, someone in one of the cars fired a gun into the other vehicle. Three men in their 20s were hit, and the driver took off and headed to the emergency room at Denver Health Medical Center, arriving at 1:45.

Police interviewed the victims and went to I-25, closing off the 38th Avenue northbound entrance, and recovered some evidence at the shooting scene. Denver Police spokesman Sonny Jackson declined to say what the evidence was.

Traffic on northbound I-25 was restricted to a single lane between 38th Avenue and the Mousetrap from about 5 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.

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The critically injured victim is in his early 20s, and Jackson said he is expected to recover. The other two victims, in their late 20s, were released after treatment for their wounds.

Police haven’t released the victims’ identities or hometowns, and aren’t ready to disclose information on a suspect, including how many people might have been in the second vehicle.

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