One of the four people shot Thursday in the parking lot of a dental office complex near Denver has died, and two others were in critical condition, police said.
The victim who died was an unidentified boy, police in Westminster said. Those critically injured were his mother and brother, they said, Fox News reports.
WESTMINSTER, Colo. — One boy died and his brother and mom were in critical condition Thursday following a shooting in a suburban Denver parking lot, according to police. Westminster police released a statement saying a man unrelated to the other three victims was also shot, but is expected to survive, CBS reported.
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Officers who arrived at the scene found four people with gunshot wounds in a business complex parking lot in Westminster, which is about 14 miles northwest of Denver.
The shooting happened at 5150 W. 80th Avenue in Westminster, that’s near 80th and Sheridan, just after 3 p.m. The motive for the shooting has not been released.
“There was a gentleman who was there he had a gunshot wound to his chest they were working on him profusely.” ~ James Sisneros Witness
Police surrounded the complex that holds several dental offices, using yellow tape to block access to the area and placing evidence markers. A road next to the business park was temporarily closed to traffic, and police also closed several lanes of another major road nearby, Local CBS Denver reports.
Within hours of the shooting Westminster police were asking for the public’s help locating the vehicle of interest, a black Toyota 4-door, with Colorado license plate NPQ-091. That vehicle was located and the driver arrested at 5:48 p.m. in Castle Rock.
The Police detained a person of interest in the vehicle, just hours after the shooting.
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