Two dead after shooting in Edwards
Editor’s note: This article discusses death by suicide, and some people might find it triggering. If you or someone you know is in crisis, Your Hope Center has professionally trained clinicians available 24/7 to support people in Eagle County who are navigating difficult times. Your Hope Center can be reached at 970-306-4673. Additional help can be found with Speak Up, Reach Out and Colorado Crisis Services, which can be reached via phone at 844-493-8255 or by texting TALK to 38255.
Deputies from the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office and first responders responded to a shooting on Friday around 9:30 in the Lake Creek Village neighborhood in Edwards.
At the scene, responders assisted a 26-year-old female victim with a gunshot wound, according to a news release. The other involved party was a 56-year-old male who had a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the release.
The two parties who were transported to Vail Health Hospital where they were pronounced deceased.
While the investigation of this incident is ongoing, authorities suggest community members utilize available resources if they are struggling or having thoughts of suicide.
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Deputies along with crews from the Eagle River Fire Protection District and Eagle County Paramedic Services were involved in the incident.